Sport Tennis - Open from Australia (H): Nadal back in the final in Melbourne, three years later!

10:15  28 january  2022
10:15  28 january  2022 Source:   sport365.fr

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Rafael Nadal will play Sunday at 35 years old his sixth final at the Australian Open, three years after his last, in 2019. The Spanial winner of the tournament in 2009 was clearly dominated Matteo Berrettini (6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3) Friday in the first semifinal. Qualified for its 29th final in a major, it is only a victory of becoming the first man to win a 21st title in Grand Slam.

Rafael Nadal is immortal! was 35 years old, the Spanish champion will play Sunday its 29th final in a Grand Slam tournament, the sixth at the Open of Australia, where the Majorquin had not found on the last march since 2019. three years after , Yet the nadal unsubmersible, stopped six months by a left foot injury last season and still positive at COVID a few weeks ago, in the process of raising a new trophy in a major. And not any one. In case of success Sunday in Melbourne, where it was titled only once for the moment (in 2009), the protégé de Carlos Moya, rid of its two eternal rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who have twenty As he so far, would indeed become the first player in the story to win a 21st corn in Grand Slam. If he wins, Nadal will also be able to boast of being the second tennisman after Djokovic to have registered his name at least twice in the record of the four majors.

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january 28, 2022

has a success to mark the story further,

the "Taurus de Manacor" knew on Friday in the first semifinal (6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 in 2h58 Game) A Matteo Berrettini

yet sparkling since the beginning of the fortnight. Facing the world number 6, the Italian has long appeared as extinguished. Nadal took the opportunity to escape by dominating clearly in the first two sets the tomb of Gael Monfils in the quarterfinals. Asleep during the first two rounds, the finalist of the last Wimbledon woke up in the third set. For the first time in the game, he asked his opponent problems. Finally cutting, in particular, in favor, his asset number 1 with the service, Berrettini got the right to play a fourth round. But when he seemed invigorated, he was once abandoned by his favorite and nadal strokes, again superior in all areas, had no trouble finishing the work , on a last direct fault of the 'Italian. Its thirty-ninth in this semifinal that has never seen Spanish tremble. "It had been a long time since I had played as well," said the winner then.

Rafael Nadal can copy Novak Djokovic at Aus Open and do something Roger Federer never has .
RAFAEL NADAL is chasing only his second ever Australian Open triumph this week.Rafael Nadal is preparing for his seventh career semi-final at the Australian Open this week, having won all of his last five. Matteo Berrettini is the man looking to end Nadal's unbeaten run in the semis with the two doing battle on Friday for a place in Sunday's final.

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