Tennis – Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal Overpowers Tiafoe; Into The Semis
After a persuading straight-sets prevail upon Frances Tiafoe, Rafael Nadal fueled his way into the Australian Open semi-finals.
The bay in quality and experience was apparent from the off on Rod Laver Arena, and despite amazing Melbourne with his quality to reach the last eight, American youngster Tiafoe could not withstand the mighty Nadal.
Nadal infrequently needed to change through the gears on the way to a 6-3 6-4 6-2 triumph that was enveloped with only one hours and 47 minutes, fixing a 6th Melbourne semi – and 30th in all hammers – for the 32-year-old.
Stefanos Tsitsipas who is being termed as the next generation tennis star, will face the Spaniard, Nadal who has won only one of his 17 grand slam titles in Melbourne. The winner of this encounter will get a place in the final.
Nadal broke in simply the second match when his adversary found the net after a progression of splendid groundstrokes. The Spaniard overwhelmed Tiafoe with an extraordinary opening 10-minute showcase of intensity, accuracy and ludicrous quality.
Amazingly, he held a couple to cherish yet Nadal dashed through his own administration recreations to secure an opening set ailing in expanded encourages.
Three set points traveled every which way with Tiafoe serving to draw out the unavoidable, however in Nadal’s next game a trademark crunching forehand down the line set him up to complete the action.
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) January 22, 2019
World No. 2 Rafael Nadal barely broke a sweat in his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Frances Tiafoe. Rafa has secured his spot in the #AusOpen semifinals, and he just might be playing the best tennis of anybody in Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/CDZoxnggE4
— TENNIS.com (@Tennis) January 22, 2019
History For Rafa 👏
— ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) January 22, 2019
Asked Nadal about the tape on his abdominal area: ‘I am through to the semi-finals, is not the day for this. Thanks for your concern.’
— George Bellshaw (@BellshawGeorge) January 22, 2019
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