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Australian Open 2018, Day 7: Rafael Nadal vs Diego Schwartzman, Live Match Updates

Rafael Nadal is set to take on Diego Schwartzman at the Rod Laver Arena, today.
Updated: 21 January 2018 13:58 IST - Published: 21 January 2018 08:59 IST
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Schwartzman played his heart out to keep Nadal on the court for almost four hours but in the end the Spaniard's experience helped him play the big points better than his opponent. The final scoreline of the match reads 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3, 6-3 in Nadal's favour.
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Nadal wins it! He sends a backhand return wide of Schwartzman to take the fourth set 6-3. With this Nadal has guaranteed that he will remain World No. 1 at the end of the Australian Open as other results will not have an impact on his ranking.

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Schwartzman sends the ball long. Another match point opportunity for Nadal.
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It's back to deuce.
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Schwartzman comes off his line to the net and forces Nadal deep, then smashes a return. Advantage Schwartzman.
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Schwartzman hits the net this time. It's back to deuce.
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Now a deftly placed forehand gives Schwartzman the advantage.
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Schwartzman's backhand return down the line makes it 40 all.
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Schwartzman saves one break point. 30-40.
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Schwartzman slams a return on to the net to handover two match points to Nadal.
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Schwartzman hits a forehand winner of his own to make it 15-30.
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Schwartzman concedes two quick points to a forehand-hitting Nadal. 0-30.
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Nadal approaches the net and slams a winner to take the game. He leads 5-3.
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Schwartzman's spirit won't die down as he plays a superb cross court return to make it 40 all again.
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Schwartzman's return hits the net. Advantage Nadal.
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A backhand winner down the line by Nadal makes it 40 all.
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Nadal's poweful ace makes it 30-40.
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Schwartzman makes it 15-40.
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Nadal gets one back. 15-30.
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Schwartzman gets two quick points off Nadal's serve. 0-30.
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Schwartzman holds serve. However, Nadal leads 4-3.
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No, he can't as Schwartzman's inside out forehand does the trick.
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Nadal gets another break point. Can he convert this?

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Schwartzman takes it back to deuce.