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Rafa Nadal, Sania Mirza feature on Day 2 at Brisbane International 2017: Live Commentary

Nadal and Mirza are playing in Australia, with Nadal playing his first Tour match since the US Open
Updated: 03 January 2017 19:18 IST - Published: 03 January 2017 10:35 IST
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Nadal will now face Mischa Zverev in the next round at the ATP Brisbane.
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Rafael Nadal beats Alexandr Dolgopolov in straight sets - 6-3, 6-3 in an hour and 15 minutes.
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And that's the final break - and it's game, set and match Rafael Nadal! 
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He holds serve at love and Dolgopolov serves to stay in the match, now.
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Looks like Rafael Nadal is ready to finish things off and go home. He's leading 5-3 and getting very aggressive and quicker with each passing shot.
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A fair fight back from Alexandr Dolgopolov! He stays in it to trail 4-3.
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And he builds on the break! Rafael Nadal leads 4-2 but there's a flub from the Spaniard and he sends an attempted banana shot out. 
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Rafael Nadal leads Alexandr Dolgopolov 6-3, 3-2 up a break of serve in the second set. 
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Nadal is back in this and how! After a first set win, the Spaniard has come back resoundingly with a strong volley and takes Dolgopolov to break point. 
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And again, errors galore from an aggravated Dolgopolov, who has held serve so far in the second set however.
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Dolgopolov holds serve in the first game of the second set, but Nadal is really coming into his own now! 
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Dolgopolov's nerves have been rattled, clearly. He spends most of the break arguing with the chair umpire over a 'bias towards Nadal', then asks to go to the locker room to change.
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But it's not over yet. Dolgopolov is in a bit of a scuffle with chair umpire Fergus Murphy.
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Rafael Nadal wins the first set 6-3.
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Dolgopolov claws back to fight the set point and brings it to 30-40 before Nadal hits a backhand winner that flies past him.
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Almost at set point Nadal...a seeming ace off the Spaniard's racquet is challenged by Dolgopolov - and he's right, it's out! 
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And he's back in the game! Nadal applies the pressure for a break of serve - and gets it! Dolgopolov has been spraying the court with errors now despite his initial promise, and now the Spaniard will serve for the set.
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Nadal is supposedly going the Wayne Rooney route - hair transplant, long, enduring career, one of the best...
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Some things never change. Nadal still adjusting his watch, his water bottles - but not his hair band for a change.
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A couple of unexpected errors from Dolgopolov - uncharacteristically netting shots, and a hold of nerves (and serve!) by Nadal sees him take a 4-3 lead.
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Nadal* 3 - 3 Dolgopolov
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There's some fight back - and a break back from Rafael Nadal, who equalizes the break and is now back on serve. 
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Dolgopolov, back on serve, is baying for blood. The best way to show that? He sends a speedy ace down the line to start the game.
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Rafa Nadal almost holds that last game to love with some great placement, and pushes Dolgopolov into a corner. At the last minute, the speedy Ukrainian returns with a mammoth, quick forehand and gets it down the line. 40-15. But Nadal manages to hold serve.
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Dolgopolov's serves are getting faster and faster! Quickly he holds his second service game for a 3-1 lead.