Rafael Nadal waits for his final opponent in the Australian Open final

Rafa Nadal
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The Spanish Rafael Nadal had no problems in Australian Open Semifinals and got the ticket to his fifth final in the first Grand Slam of the year, where he waits for the duel winner between Novak Djokovic and Frenchman Lucas Pouille.

Nadal unceremoniously handled the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas to defeat him with partial 6-2, 6-4 and 6-0 and reach the final without dropping a single set.

That says too much about the Mallorcan's physical conditions, who returns after more than four months out of action for injuries, which yielded the World number 1 ranked tennis player to whom could be his opponent in the final, the Serbian Novak Djokovic.

Rafael Nadal was very concentrated in front of the 20-year-old Greek, showing everything that can be done in a tennis court and preventing Tsitsipas from giving a blow in Australia.

Naomi Osaka avoids a Czech final in the female's tennis

While in the male rankings the same players show why they are the best in the world, in the female ranking it seems that any player can take the trophy home.

The Japanese Naomi Osaka, champion in the United States Open, hopes to complete the double, after accessing the final thanks to her victory by 6-2, 4-6 and 6-4 over the Czech Karolina Pliskova, and preventing two Czechs to confront in Australia's final.

Osaka began to overwhelm her opponent in the first set, and she kept her concentration in the moments of pressure to recover from a defeat in the second set.

Her opponent in the final will be another Czech player, Petra Kvitova, who showed a great recovery in 2018 by winning five tournaments of the WTA tour and hopes to be number one in the world, for which she only has to win the next match.

Kvitova, who was doubtful for her return to the courts after being stabbed in the hand in 2016, got rid of the American Danielle Collins 7-6 and 6-0, adding twelve winning sets since the beginning of this 2019.



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