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Australian Open: Rafael Nadal, alone against the youth


The dean of the Australian Open semi-finalists retains his stainless competitiveness. He will face Berrettini on Friday.

In 2001, smoking nostrils, Rafael Nadal made his first races on the circuit.

Stefanos Tsitsipas was… 3 years old, Matteo Berrettini and Daniil Medvedev, 5. Twenty years and a few months later, the Spaniard (35) will share the poster for the Australian Open semi-finals with the Greek, the Italian and Russian.

Nadal, the indestructible.

A beast never satisfied.

To discover

  • Australian Open: men's schedule and results

  • Australian Open: ladies schedule and results

Three days before flying to Melbourne, Rafael Nadal wondered, however, according to confidences of his uncle Toni on the web radio Cadena Ser, if he was going to leave.

In search of sensations, he feared a lack of bearings after an operation on the left foot last September and the disturbances caused, in the home stretch, by a Covid-19 infection.

But whatever the obstacles, Nadal remains Nadal.

Brazen Will

Boris Becker was careful to remind him before the start of the tournament:

“As long as Rafael Nadal plays tennis and has the opportunity to do so, he will never be an outsider for me, but always one of the favorites…

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Source: lefigaro

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