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Relentless Rafael Nadal forces Jack Draper to wilt at Australian Open

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Draper copied Nadal's look as a child but also modelled his game around his hero, including playing left-handed even though he is naturally right-handed

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Draper's former coach Justin Sherring told the Daily Telegraph: "We used to base a lot of our game development around Rafa

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The influence is clear in Draper's heavy topspin forehand and solid backhand hit predominantly cross-court but occasionally, and explosively, down the line

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The young British player made his Wimbledon debut against Novak Djokovic on Centre Court in 2021 so this was not an entirely unfamiliar situation, although his ambitions were significantly higher this time

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He settled well into the contest, facing only one break point before a poorly executed drop shot enabled Nadal to claim the opening set

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The top seed pumped his fists in celebration, an indication that it was a big moment for him as he tries to play himself back into form, but he went completely off the boil at the start of the second set

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