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Stefanos Tsitsipas threw Rafael Nadal out of the Australian Open 2021

Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked out Rafal Nadal from the Australian Open 2021.

The Australian Open 2021 took a shocking turn of events in the quarter-final. Subsequently, Stefanos Tsitsipas knocked out the second-best player, Rafael Nadal, from the Australian Open 2021.

What happened in the match?

The World No. 6 Tsitsipas faced the No. 2 Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam. The match took place in Rod Laver Arena on 17 February 2021.

Nadal dominated the first three sets with ease. However, he made few errors in the tiebreaker of the third set. Consequently, the error took a toll on him and severed as a return ticket to the game for the Greek.

Stefanos Tsitsipas faced Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2021.

Stefanos Tsitsipas faced Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2021.

Tsitsipas reaped the third round from Nadal. Subsequently, this gave a morale boost to the Greek player. Apparently, his serves became stingy from the fourth round. He did not give a single chance to Nadal for a better comeback in the game.

It was visible that the older player-Nadal was more tired than his 22 years old opponent. Further, Nadal’s movement became sloppy compared to Tsitsipas. In the final-set, No. 6 took advantage of Nadal’s fatigue and did not give a single chance to take the lead.

This match ended in the favor of Stefanos Tsitsipas with a score of 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4, and 7-5. Certainly, these four-hours were a tug of war between the two top-10 players.

What happened after the match?

Precisely, this was the greatest career victory for Tsitsipas so far. Subsequently, he defeated a player who is a part of the ‘Top-Three’ in the realm of Tennis. Therefore, he was astounded after the match. He said, “I have no words to describe it.”

The Greek moved to the semi-finals, where he will face Daniil Medvedev. If he defeats Medvedev, then his opponent will be Aslan Karatsev or the defending champion Novak Djokovic in the Finals of the Australian Open 2021. The Greek said, “It’s an unbelievable feeling to be able to fight at such a high level.

“I can’t wait to play some good tennis.”

Nadal could not collect his 21st Grand Slam title this time. Subsequently, he cannot push ahead of Roger Federer and will continue to share the record of 20 Grand Slam titles with him.

What we can expect in the future matches of the Australian Open 2021?

The top four players in this tournament have performed satisfactorily so far. They proved their excellence, for which they are in the semi-finals of this prestigious event.

It is really hard to predict who will take the title this season.

The defending champion and eight-time titleholder of this event is there in the semi-finals. Further, the Russian underdog Karatsev is there too, he can be a threat to the other players.

In addition, there is also World No. 4 in the semi-finals. Therefore, Tsitsipas cannot be at ease because he is going to face some challenging opponents in the next rounds of the Grand Slam.

We can expect some excellent matches. Therefore, we all will witness the creation of some historical moments in the future matches of the tournament.

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