Rafael Nadal is after ten years of waiting, so hot to his second Australian Open title as the summer in Melbourne. With a Tennis-Demonstration, the Spaniard moved into his fifth final Down Under, and disenchanted in the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas again a Star of the young Generation. After the 6:2, 6:4, 6:0 on Thursday, the 32-Year-old hits on Sunday (09.30 PM CET/Eurosport) either on his long-time rival Novak Djokovic from Serbia or the French Lucas Pouille. When the ladies reached Naomi Osaka as the first Japanese and Petra Kvitova is the first Czech player since the age of 28 in the final on Saturday (09.30 PM CET/Eurosport).
US Open champion Osaka prevented with the 6:2, 4:6, 6:4 over Karolina Pliskova an all-Czech final and reaches for her second Grand Slam title in a row. In addition, the 21-Year-old as Kvitova has the Chance to become the new number one in the world. The two-time Wimbledon champion stopped before in extreme heat of 40 degrees with 7:6 (7:2), 6:0 the American Surprise semi-finalist Danielle Collins. So, Nadal presented a still about 35 degrees warm evening against Tsitsipas, he has against the six-time Melbourne Champion Djokovic, or the semi-final newcomer Manisaspor best opportunities to its 18. Grand-Slam-Title. “It was a great Match, it is a big tournament. This place, this audience, for giving me this incredible energy,“ said the title holder of 2009. His opponent will be determined on Friday (09.30 PM CET/Eurosport). The world ranking Second unnerved the onrushing Tsitsipas in the course of the game more and more and won after 1:46 hours.
First tournament since the US Open
“It was a different Dimension of Tennis. I don’t know anyone with that kind of Talent,“ said the disappointed conqueror of defending champion Roger Federer. Nadal said: “it’s part of the game. Everyone must have this experience. Tonight I played well.“ While Nadal denies due to various injuries his first tournament since the semifinals of the US Open last September, in which he had to because of knee problems to give up. For his preparation for the tournament in Australia, he had to cancel. “A couple of weeks ago in Brisbane, when I had to take a break, it was hard to imagine where I am today,” he said. Similar emotions had Kvitova, after the converted match point a lot was missing, and the 28-Year-old would have shed tears of joy. A burglar injured Kvitova two years ago with a knife hard in the left hand. The entry into her first Grand Slam final since the second Wimbledon title in 2014 meant everything to her, she said.