Rafael Nadal is in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. Against the US-American Frances Tiafoe, the Spaniard had little trouble and won 6:3, 6:4, 6:2. As in every Match in Melbourne this year, no set gave Nadal.
In the next round of the world ranking second on the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 20-Year-old was defeated in the second round of the Australian Open, first of all, his Idol, Roger Federer and also won his quarter-final against Roberto Bautista Agut 7:5, 4:6, 6:4, 7:6 (7:2).
“Like in a fairy tale” was this tournament for Tsitsipas. “I am living my dream, but everything is true and happening right now,” he said about his surprising results and is not against Nadal no chance: “It is interesting, I feel that I can do against him.” Last Tsitsipas was in August in the final of the ATP Masters in Toronto against Nadal competed and had lost.
“He’s been playing incredible today, in the future he can be one of the Best for a long time,” said his upcoming opponent, Nadal over Tsitsipas. The two meet on Thursday (9.30 PM, live Ticker MIRROR ONLINE). Who will play in the second semi-final, is determined in the other quarter-final between Milos Raonic and Lucas Pouille, and between Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori.
Sensation to the women
During the Tsitsipas-triumph of the great history of the Australian Open in the men cared for the women, Danielle Collins from the United States have repeatedly caused a stir. First of all, you threw Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber significantly out of the tournament, the former College player moved through a 2:6, 7:5, 6:1 against Anastasia Pawljutschenkowa from Russia to the semi-finals, where Petra Kvitova awaits.
The Czech had been in the quarter-finals, in spite of the many Surprises in the tournament, the audience in Melbourne of the Triumph of Australian professionals denied. Kvitova defeated Ashleigh Barty 6:1, 6:4. 41 years ago, there was the Triumph of Christine O’Neil, the last Australian champion in Melbourne.