Rafael Nadal stays at a steady pace at the Australian Open. This time, the number won two in no world at all on Americans Frances Tiafoe (39th in ATP rankings) by 6-3, 6-4 and 6-2. By the triumph, the Mallorca plays the semi-final (on Thursday) against the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas (15), which comes from Roger Federer's closing (3rd).
Despite the right of a four-month court, due to many injuries, Nadal became fiercely over the 21-year-old and has not lost a set since the start of the tournament.
Before Tiafoe, a break in each set, plus a second in the third set, he countered a rival that couldn't support it, the best tennis in it & # 39; a second set.
The Spanish, with a full-blown judge and a service there if they have the technical changes that have taken over this season, added 11 failures, 20 failed, but his opponent went to 45.
In this way the Spanish came into what will be his 30th Grand Slam semi-final, and will look for his second personal title at the Australian Open, ten years after his first conquest.
After the match, Nadal talks about his level, that & # 39; cause it "never had as many services and rights succeeded". "Since Carlos (Moya) and Francis (Roig) are in a team, they got me a new vision of tennis, they keep statistics and we make a lot of stuff," he said.
In addition, he speaks of his next opponent, confirming that the Greek "a tennis player has improved it at the same time in the last year", and that "he has the talent to be a long time".
Stefanos Tsitsipas, who leads the dual title fisher Roger Federer in the 16th round, decided Spanish Roberto Bautista (24th) by 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 and 7-6 (7 / 2).
"It is a beautiful language, I live a dream, there & # 39; if I worked hard, I am happy, but not too much, to" I know I really worked hard ", said the 20-year-old . "At the beginning of the season they asked me what my goals were and I answered that a Grand Slam semi-final, then & # 39; if I said that, I told myself that I was crazy, but it's true, it just happened ! " He told me.
Meanwhile, at & # 39; another side of & # 39; play two fourth-final crosses in the winter, played on Wednesday, with Milos Raonic (17th) as the protagonists, who see Lucas Pouille (31st); and Novak Djokovic (1st), who will fight against Kei Nishikori (9th).