Publicado: Vie, Enero 25, 2019
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Rafael Nadal cruises past Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach 5th Australian Open final

Rafael Nadal cruises past Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach 5th Australian Open final

But Nadal obliterating Tsitsipas to reach his fifth Australian Open final acquires an extra level of extraordinary incredulity.

"A few weeks ago when I was in Brisbane. having to take a very tough decision for me not to play there". "It's always a challenge to play against the young generation", he said.

Yet here he is again, winning a semi-final on a hard court - and persuading McEnroe, in his role as courtside jester, to now praise him as the nemesis of the Next Gen pretenders. He has everything to be a multi-grand slam champion.

Djokovic, the world No 1 still unless Nadal wins on Sunday, knows better than most that this first major of the season can change careers. Nadal had played only one hard-court event - the Canadian Masters - in the run-up to the 2018 US Open.

Nadal is through to his fifth Melbourne final after overcoming Roger Federer's conqueror on Rod Laver Arena 6-2 6-4 6-0 as the revelation of this year's tournament was defeated.

"I have no idea what I can take from that match, it's not like I was even close to getting something", he added. The charismatic Greek, who started the match with a classic serve and volley routine, that invited the fans into the contest, however, was broken in the third and seventh games of the first set.

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Tsitsipas' run to the first major semifinal of his nascent career was most notable for the way he beat 20-time major champion Federer in the fourth round, saving 12 of 12 break points across four sets and 3 hours, 45 minutes. Nadal duly consolidated the break to make it seven games won in a row and another break of serve to love allowed him to complete a third-set bagel.

"That week in Brisbane in practice worked very well for me, then I arrived here and had another good week of work". "It's not that I was even close to get to something. I feel really, really well". That's important for me because the forehand was working fantastic during the whole week and a half, but the backhand was improving during the tournament.

He struck a ferocious cross-court victor to break Tsitsipas in the opening game and took the shell-shocked Greek's serve again with an overhead smash.

"It felt like a different dimension of tennis completely", said the 14th-seeded Tsitsipas, a blank expression on his face. You feel more safe when you are on rhythm. He makes you play bad, ' analysed the young Greek. It's not easy to be back after four months, five months, and play the way I am playing. He awaits the victor of Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille. It is sure to put him truly in contention in Melbourne and NY, having won just two of the 13 hard-court majors he has played since the start of 2011.

Awaiting Nadal will be either Novak Djokovic, whom he has beaten 25 times in 52 matches, or Lucas Pouille, who has won one of their three encounters. He's not afraid to play his best at the biggest stage in sports. I'm happy with the fact that, if I am able to make that happen in a good way, that hopefully will give me the chance to help me in my game longer term.

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