Rafael Nadal continues to shine at the Australian Open by punishing Frenchman Florent Serra 6-0 6-2 6-2.
With the new slower-paced court surface, I supposed Nadal has more confident to go even further than the third round. Perhaps this Grand Slam will be a good head start for Nadal to win his first title of the year and be the best training ground for him to chase the fourth French Open title, which is even slower-paced.
And by the way, if you have been reading The New Straits Times and The Star, you'll get to see Nadal in a full page print advertisement for Kia Motors. There are two different version and the first one was first published yesterday (which I don't have here). Nadal is the global brand ambassador for Kia Motors for two years (until 2008). But this is the first time I see him in a local print advertisement which to me, it proves his significance and presence in Malaysia.