Breaking Sports News – Rafael Nadal from the Australian Open.
In a spectacular surprise Fifth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas came back from two sets and won a hard-fought match against the Spanish second seed. The 34-year-old Mallorcan failed to reach the semifinals of the Australian Open while trying to win his 21st Grand Slam title.
Tsitsipas is only the third player to come back from two sets to beat Rafael Nadal.
The 22-year-old Greek will now face Russian Daniil Medvedev after fighting his way back to win today’s game 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 7-5 in Melbourne.
Give an out of breath interview after the game, Tsitsipas, the highest ranking Greek player in history, said: “I’m speechless, I have no words to describe what just happened in court.”
“My tennis speaks for itself. It’s an incredible feeling to fight at such a level and to give it your all on the pitch.
“I started out very nervous, I’m not going to lie. I don’t know what happened after the third sentence. I flew like a little bird.
“Everything worked for me and the feelings are indescribable.”
A disappointed Rafael Nadal said: “Of course sad. I lost a match in the quarter-finals, which means a lot to me. I missed the opportunity to be back in the semi-finals.
“Well done for him, he played better than me in the important moments. Was the same game. I tried my best.
“Today wasn’t enough. This is tennis. One player wins, one player loses. Today I lost. I can only try to get better next time. “
The semi-finals on Friday between Tsitsipas and the 25-year-old fOur third seed Medvedev was placed after the Russian defeated his childhood friend, Andrey Rublev, 7: 5: 6: 3: 6: 2 in Melbourne Park in temperatures of up to 29 ° C.
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