Rafael Nadal became the first player in the men's final of the Australian Open. The Spaniard also lost against Federer-Vanquisher Stefanos Tsitsipas a sentence and in only a year and a half hours 6:2, 6:4, 6:0 .
The 20-year-old Greek found against a superior Nadal, no funds and a broke down at the end downright. His first break ball at all Tsitsipas was only when the score was 0:5 in the third set. The honor game was left to him but denied.
The young Greek made one plate impression: He had spent in front of the semi-final more than 15 hours on Court, Nadal over five hours of less. In addition, it was also the evening was still very hot, nevertheless it was played with the roof open. Certainly not a disadvantage for the very fit Spaniard.
Djokovic or Pouille?
but It must be assumed that Tsitsipas would have been in top form, no Chance. Although he had contested since his task in the semi-final of the US Open last September, not a serious fight more, presented Nadal in Melbourne as strong as for a long time and has made of a loose candidate, about whose health was speculated to be the favourites.
In his fifth Australian Open Final, Nadal will have to come on Sunday, Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille. The semi-final of the world ranking list against the surprising French will take place on Friday. Nadal has made on the way to the Final for the first time. Four Finals in Melbourne, the world number 2 only a win (in 2009 in five sets against Roger Federer). 2012 (against Djokovic), 2014 (against Stan Wawrinka) and 2017 (against Federer) he lost the final. (sda)
Created: 24.01.2019, 11:38 PM