Fifth-seeded Rafael Nadal of Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the first Grand Slam Australian Open in tennis, while Denis Shapovalov of Canada knocked out third-seeded Alexander Sverre of Germany. The most important candidates for the title from the final competition price.
In the first set, Nadal overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino, who was pushed to a 6-6 tie-break, and in a marathon tie-break El Madador won 16-14 in 28 minutes, thus winning the set 7-6 in 81 minutes. A result 6- 2 before winning the second and third sets very easily.
“I was a little lucky at the end of the tiebreak, I got the chance, but after that I got a lot of chances too,” the 35-year-old said.
“That crazy first set was very important and he broke the serve in the second start as well,” said El Madador, who is looking forward to his 21st Grand Slam title. He played the best tennis throughout the entire tournament, knocking down the best players, and the first set today was very tough.
Nadal saved four balls in the tiebreak and overcame the seventh ball, noting that this was the first time in his career that a tie-breaker had been determined after 30 points.
And Nadal struck out the quarter-final encounter with 22-year-old Shapovalov, who fell short of expectations and lost fans to the fiery summit between Spain, Matador and Germany.
According to the match draw, Nadal will theoretically meet Sverre at the quarter-finals and then at the world’s first semifinal, Novak Djokovic, but was expelled from the Serbian tournament for failing to get the Corona anti-virus vaccine. , Excluding the title holder and record number of matches (9 times) rather than matches.
Commenting on Shapovalov’s clash, Nadal said, “He is one of the best players in the world. He has many wonderful things in the tournament and his results say it.
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