World no.1 Rafael Nadal reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2020, beating Nick Kyrgios in the most anticipated match of the day. The Spaniard won with the final score of 6-3 3-6 7-6 (6) 7-6 (4) in 3 hours and 42 minutes of play.
Before the match, Nick Kyrgios' tribute to Kobe Bryant, legend of the Los Angeles Lakers baskeball team, who died yesterday following a helicopter accident. Kyrgios wore Kobe's number 8 shirt. Returning to the match, Nadal played a very convincing performance, beating a very strong player on hard-courts and sending a clear message to both Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.
Nadal will meet Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2020.