|Nadal's injury jinx continues in Australian Open|
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MELBOURNE, Australia — Before the tournament had even started, Rafael Nadal described the Australian Open as his unlucky Grand Slam.
But this year it seemed like the injury jinx that had plagued him in previous years — 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013 — had finally lifted. Aside from a badly blistered and bandaged left hand, he was injury free.
That was until he got to the final — a match that Nadal was the clear favorite to win against Stanislas Wawrinka. The top-ranked Nadal had beaten Wawrinka in all 12 of their previous matches.
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