Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up Australian Open semi-final with Rafael Nadal

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  • Tsitsipas wins 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2) to reach semi-final
  • The 20-year-old will play Nadal in the last four

The nailed-on star of this 2019 Australian Open is the 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas and his chances of creating more history improved marginally when Rafael Nadal failed to dispel concerns about his fitness before their semi-final despite wiping the court with Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on day nine of the Australian Open.

When someone pointed out to the Spaniard after his impressive win over the exciting young American that he had tape on his abdomen – not far from the area of his body that gave up on him when he quit during the fifth set of his quarter-final against Marin Cilic last year – Nadal was unamused.

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Written by Kevin Mitchell at Melbourne Park
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jan/22/stefanos-tsitsipas-rafael-nadal-frances-tiafoe-bautista-agut-australian-open under the title “Stefanos Tsitsipas sets up Australian Open semi-final with Rafael Nadal”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.