Australian Open: Matteo Berrettini survives Gael Monfils comeback to set up semis date with Rafael Nadal | Tennis News

Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini found a higher gear in the face of a heroic fightback from France’s Gael Monfils to script a 6-4 6-4 3-6 3-6 6-2 win on Tuesday and become the first Italian man to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The match was a repeat of the quarter-final clash from the 2019 U.S. … Read more

Australian Open: Denis Shapovalov claims Rafael Nadal gets preferential treatment from umpires | Tennis News

Denis Shapovalov said his Australian Open quarter-final opponent Rafa Nadal “100%” receives preferential treatment from officials and benefited from favouritism during the Spaniard’s five-set victory on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Shapovalov, making his first appearance in the last eight in Melbourne, rallied from two sets down to level against Nadal before the Spaniard prevailed in the … Read more

Rafael Nadal focused on enjoying his tennis, not Grand Slam record | Tennis News

Rafa Nadal said there would be no regrets if he failed to claim another Grand Slam title after moving within two wins of a record 21st at the Australian Open. The Spanish great survived a five-set scare against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach his seventh semi-finals at Melbourne Park. … Read more

Australian Open: Nadal survives Shapovalov scare to keep record bid intact | Tennis News

 Rafa Nadal has drawn within two wins of a record 21st Grand Slam title, claiming a five-set thriller against Denis Shapovalov to grind into the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday. On a steamy afternoon at Rod Laver Arena, the warrior Spaniard suffered a huge scare as Shapovalov roared back from two sets down before bowing … Read more

Rafael Nadal excited by Denis Shapovalov clash in Australian Open quarters | Tennis News

World number one Ash Barty steps up her bid to emulate Chris O’Neil and give Australia a first home women’s singles champion at Melbourne Park since 1978. Rafa Nadal faces a tricky test in his quest for a men’s record 21st Grand Slam title when he takes on Denis Shapovalov in the Australian Open quarter-finals … Read more

Australian Open will be great with or without Novak Djokovic, says Rafael Nadal | Tennis News

Rafael Nadal on Saturday said the Australian Open is much more important than any one player while talking about his rival Novak Djokovic, who is currently fighting deportation from Australia. Ahead of the start of the season’s first Grand Slam on Monday, Nadal at Melbourne Park in his pre-event press conference said: “Australian Open will … Read more