Ebene News – AU – Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, Australian Open 2021: live score and latest Melbourne updates

Tsitsipas is keen to love at the start of the series You feel like Nadal can break him whenever he wants It’s just a matter of when not if

Tsitsipas stops the bleeding and holds on to love But Nadal will be used for the next set

Tsitsipas’ best backhand as long as he hits a formidable backhand winner This is the level he has to play just to stay with Nadal

Nadal’s backhand cuts the net and flies past Tsitsipas, breaking point Tsitsipas forehand error, Nadal breaks again

Things have been going for Tsitsipas in the last 20 minutes, but Nadal is shifting gears to mark his authority on the game

Tsitsipas hits a falling volley into the net, 40-15 Nadal holds up when Tsitsipas goes wide with a backhand

Nadal’s knees to make Tsitsipas move left and right then finish with a forehand, 30-30

Tsitsipas approaches with a sliced ​​backhand and Nadal responds with a cross backhand winner, breaking point

Good start to the game by Tsitsipas as he hits a backhand winner An excellent backhand return attracts Nadal’s error, 15-30

Big Nadal serves the T, 30-30Â Tsitsipas forehand into the net, set point Another return error from Tsitsipas and Nadal wins the first set

When the game begins, Â Tsitsipas hits a smash winner on the opening point He then hits a forehand winner

Nadal’s brilliant return catches Tsitsipas at the net as he tries to serve and catch the volley, break point

Brilliant point construction by Nadal as he drags Tsitsipas away, then whips a backhand winner into the court, 40-30

Tsitsipas loses his first point on serve when he goes wide with a forehand, 15-15 He then passes a long time with a forehand He opened the door a little to Nadal

Nadal goes long with a backhand, 30-30 He then scores a backhand after appearing to have the upper hand on the rally

The Greek’s service has always been good It is his return match which is weak and will decide this match

Nadal ace, 30-0 He follows this with a forehand winner at 147 km / h down the line, 40-0

Good start for Tsitsipas as he hits a boulder return and stands up well in a long rally with Nadal

Tsitsipas tries a backhand all the way down but narrowly misses, he will need this shot to be great tonight, 30-15

A reminder that there are no fans in the crowd But that will change tomorrow with 7477 fans allowed to be on Rod Laver Arena for each session

Eurosport expert Tim Henman gives insight into upcoming match and says Matteo Berrettini withdrawal will ‘help’ Tsitsipas as he prepares to face Nadal

“I think it’s useful for Stefanos, there is no doubt about it When you play Nadal you have to have a full tank, full of energy,” he said.

“He would never wish that on his opponent, but now that he’s done he must take advantage of it

“I’m sure he will probably have a decent practice session, he was getting ready for the game so he will want to go out and hit balls with his coach but then change his focus from what would have been a tough game against Berrettini in what will be an even bigger challenge against Nadal “

Hello and welcome for the coverage of the last quarter-final of the men’s draw between Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas

Tsitsipas will be hoping to get revenge on Nadal and end the Spaniard’s bid for a record-breaking 21st Grand Slam title when they meet in a rematch of their fourth meeting in Melbourne two years ago

The Greek made his Grand Slam breakthrough at Melbourne Park in 2019, beating Roger Federer in the fourth round before his remarkable run was ruthlessly stopped by Nadal, who conceded just six games

Tsitsipas has since established himself as a top 10 mainstay, winning the ATP final in 2019, but the 22-year-old will have his task reduced against Nadal, who has won six of their seven encounters

Nadal, 34, was all sad about his fitness on the eve of the first major game of the year, but the strain in his lower back that forced him to miss the ATP Cup seems to be s’ improve and he’s heading for the last eight clashes without losing a set

“I’ve been able to win four matches already, so now I’m going to have a very tough opponent and I have to play my best,” Nadal said after his fourth round demolition of Fabio Fognini

“I’m excited If we compare how I was five days ago and now it’s different, my outlook and enthusiasm are also different”

Meanwhile, Karolina Muchova said she was so dizzy she thought she was going to pass out during her Australian Open quarterfinal against Ash Barty before a long medical downtime doesn’t help him regain his composure to turn the situation around on the world No.1

Home favorite and main seed Barty led by a set and a break when Muchova called for the time out in a scorching Rod Laver Arena

“I felt a little dizzy at one point, like really lost and almost passed out I just asked for help,” said Muchova, who won 1-6, 6-3, 6-2 for reach the semi-finals

“They just checked my (blood) pressure because I was kinda lost, you know? I was shooting So they chilled me a bit with ice cream, and that helped me”

Play resumed nine minutes later and a recharged Muchova found her feet almost immediately, breaking Barty’s serve for the first time in the match.

With shortened rallies and daring shots, Muchova beat her opponent twice in the final set to reach a Grand Slam semi-final for the first time.

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Ebene News – UA – Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, Open Australia 2021: live score and latest Melbourne updates

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