Australian Open: Tim Smyczek
Agence France-Presse

Australian Open: Tim Smyczek's rare sporting act Impresses Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal won a closely fought five-setter against American Tim Smyczek in the second round of Australian Open. The world number three - during the match - did benefit from an impressive sporting act from his opponent.

Rafael Nadal Battles
Agence France-Presse

Rafael Nadal Battles 'Inhuman' Conditions in Australian Open

Rafael Nadal had to battle a determined opponent in Tim Smyczek in a marathon five-set second round match. The extreme heat, stomach cramps and dizzy spells made the task even harder.

Another Loss for Nice Guys, But This One Wins Raves
Ben Rothenberg, The New York Times

Another Loss for Nice Guys, But This One Wins Raves

World No. 112 Tim Smyczek can play the violin and dreams of being a lawyer once his tennis career ends.

Top-seeded Sam Querrey ousted in Newport
Associated Press

Top-seeded Sam Querrey ousted in Newport

Tim Smyczek defeated fellow American Sam Querrey in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 6-4, 7-6 (8) on Tuesday on Newport's grass courts.

David Ferrer moves into third round at the Australian Open
Agence France-Presse

David Ferrer moves into third round at the Australian Open

Ferrer, who needed five match points to close out the match, reached the semifinals at Melbourne Park in 2011 and the quarterfinals last year.

Fourth seed David Ferrer wins at Australian Open
Agence France-Presse

Fourth seed David Ferrer wins at Australian Open

Ferrer, a Melbourne semi-finalist two years ago, will play American Tim Smyczek in the second round.

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