Reasons aplenty for Nadal to be nervous

Updated: January 23, 2010, 6:59 PM ET
By Ravi Ubha | ESPN.com

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal's admiring followers had to be sweating a little bit Friday. Nadal needed four sets and 3½ hours to eliminate the all-guns-blazing Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Nadal meets another hard hitter, albeit a very different type of player, as the fourth round of the Australian Open begins.

Rafael Nadal (2) versus Ivo Karlovic

Head-to-head: Nadal leads 2-0

A small gathering of fans hovered around an outer practice court at the Australian Open ...

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