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Australian Open - Day 3

Nadal sidelined for 6-8 weeks with hip flexor injury

A six to eight week recuperation would allow Nadal to return well before the clay court season.

Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

Rafael Nadal after his loss at the Australian Open

Nadal "mentally destroyed" after Australian Open defeat

He had been carrying the injury before the match against Mackenzie McDonald.

Andrew Ede