Rafael Nadal has achieved for the fifth Time in his Tennis career in the final of the Australian Open. The 32-year-old Spaniard defeated the twelve years younger Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas on Thursday 6:2, 6:4, 6:0. Tsitsipas missed his first final at a Grand Slam tournament.
Nadal attacks on the Sunday after his second Triumph in Melbourne in 2009, and his total of 18. Grand-Slam-Title. In his 25. The final at one of the four major tournaments, he meets either the Serbian world ranking list Novak Djokovic or Frenchman Lucas Pouille. Both play on Friday against each other.
Nadal had Tsistipas in the first semi-final, no Chance. Against the conqueror of the defending champion Roger Federer in the world rankings, was Second from the very beginning and had usually the better answer. After only 30 minutes of the first set went to Nadal, who is contesting for the first time since his injury in the semi-finals of the US Open last September, a tournament.More about
Australian Open generation duel in the semi-finals: Tsitsipas Nadal
Three break balls calls in a row Tsitsipas fought in the second passage of the first still and kept his Service, then Nadal will have to beat the 5:4. In the first game of the third round, he immediately put a Break against the onrushing world ranking 15. and ended after 1:46 hours, the one-sided match. (dpa)