Australian Open: The Curse slam for Rafael Nadal

Former Australian Open champion Rafael Nadal has always had a hard time playing in Melbourne post his victory in 2009. Here are some of his shocking losses at Aussie Open.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at Australian Open 2008

Rafa Nadal lost to unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals of 2008 Australian Open.

Rafa Nadal beaten by 38th ranked Tsonga

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Andy Murray at 
Australian Open 2010

Defending champion Rafael Nadal had to withdraw from his quarterfinal match against Andy Murray at Australian Open 2010. 

Defending Champion Rafa Nadal injured

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Novak Djokovic at Australian Open 2012

Rafael Nadal lost a nearly six-hour long marathon Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic in 2012. It was one of the best Grand Slam finals of the decade.

Longest Grand Slam final in history

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Stan Wawrinka at Australian Open 2014

RN lost an emotional Slam final match to Stan Wawrinka due to his persisting injuries and prolonged medical time out at Australian Open 2014.

Rafa Nadal's emotional finals loss

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Tomas Berdych at Australian Open 2015

Tomas Berdych bageled and defeated Rafa Nadal in the quarterfinals of Australian Open 2015

Rafa Nadal bageled!

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Fernando Verdasco at Australian Open 2016

Rafael Nadal lost in the first round of Australian Open for the first time against Fernando Verdasco in 2016.

A first round exit for Rafael Nadal

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Roger Federer at Australian Open 2017

Rafael Nadal was defeated by arch-rival Roger Federer in closely fought 2017 Australian Open final.

Nadal lost a 'FEDAL' final in 2017

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Marin Cilic at
Australian Open 2018

Rafael Nadal withdrew from his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic due to a hip injury at Australian Open 2018.

Injury woes at Australian Open 2018

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Novak Djokovic at Australian Open 2019

Novak Djokovic thrashed Rafael Nadal in the 2019 Australian Open final which lasted merely two hours and four minutes.

Nadal again fails to beat Djokovic

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Dominic Thiem at Australian Open 2020

Rafael Nadal's problems with Australian Open continued as he was defeated by Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of 2020 Australian Open.

Thiem got a big win over Nadal

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