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Rafael Nadal rolls on despite knee

Updated: January 16, 2012, 11:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Rafael Nadal has a new injury -- a tendon problem in his right knee that nearly prompted him to forfeit a first-round match at the Australian Open on Monday that he went on to win handily.

Roger Federer, also bothered by injury coming into the tournament, advanced to the second round in more routine fashion and appeared as if he was over his ailment.

But that wasn't the case with Nadal. Bothered by a left shoulder injury late last year, Nadal had his right ...

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