Rafael Nadal loses in three sets to Norrie at United Cup

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal has ended a mostly successful 2022 with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 loss to Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the United Cup mixed teams tournament in Sydney. Nadal won the Australian Open and French Open to take his career Grand Slam singles total to a leading 22. But foot, rib and abdomen injuries meant he played only four events after Wimbledon. Britain later took a 2-0 lead over Spain after Katie Swan had a 3-6, 6-1, 6-2 win over Nuria Parrizas-Diaz. Top-ranked Iga Swiatek beat Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-3 as Poland and Kazakhstan ended level at 1-1 in Brisbane.

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