World number one Rafael Nadal lost the first group in the Australian Open, but he managed to avoid the challenge and challenge his Australian opponent Nick Kyrios to qualify for the Spanish quarter-finals for the 12th time after winning on Monday 6-3 3-6 7-6 7-6 .
Kyrius had been against Nadal, who won 19 titles in the major tournaments in the second group and most of the third group, but the Spanish player with a strong structure was always back.
Kyrius broke his Spanish rival's sending when the latter was trying to clinch the match in Group D, extending the group to a decisive run at Rod Laver Stadium, which was filled with fans.
But the first-ranked Nadal regained his strength again in the decisive game and secured the victory after Kerius fired a front ball into the net to end the match after three hours and 38 minutes and Nadal qualified for the quarter-final against Austrian Dominique Tim.
"It was a very difficult match," said Nadal, who carried out 64 successful strikes against 50 of that kind carried out by Kirius, after the victory.
Kyrius has once again demonstrated its worth, which qualifies it to win the title of one of the major championships, and its best consolation in this loss is the strength and steadfastness it demonstrated in terms of mentality in particular.
"If he plays at the same level as he appeared today and in his positive way, he will be a positive addition to tennis, he is one of the best talented players. I was impressed with the performance of Kirius in this tournament," added Nadal, who does not always seem to be in harmony with Kyrius.