EFEMelbourne, Australia

Spain’s Rafael Nadal cruised with a perfect performance in the first round of the Australian Open after comfortably beating the American Marcos Giron 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, in a match in which his serve was never broken.

“These have been very difficult months for me. It is impossible to be happier,” he said after winning in less than two hours. EFE