Brisbane [Australia], Jan. 3 (ANI
): Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal
on Tuesday started his preparations for the Australian Open in impressive fashion with a straight-set victory over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov
in the opening round of the at the Brisbane International
Nadal defeated former Brisbane finalist Dolgopolov 6-3, 6-3 in a contest that lasted for over an hour.
Sixth seeded Nadal, who his making his Brisbane debut, will now meet German stalwart Mischa Zverev
in the second round.
Zverev, the current world No.51 defeated Australian teenager Alex De Minaur 6-3, 6-3 in his opening round contest. (ANI