AUS Open: Nadal enters the final, will leave behind Djokovic-Federer to create history!

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Melbourne: Former world number one Rafael Nadal on his way to a record 21st singles Grand Slam title in men’s tennis, defeating Matteo Berettai 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 . Nadal dominated in the first two sets and swung the Italian opponent around the court. He took a 4–0 lead in the second set and seventh-seeded Berettini could only score on his second serve once in 11 attempts. The roof of Rod Laver Arena was closed due to heavy rain, which made it very humid inside. In such a situation, the ball became heavy and flat. In the first two sets, all long hauls went in favor of sixth seed Spaniard Nadal. In the third set, Berettini returned and scored three break points in the eighth game to redeem the second to take a 5-3 lead. He continued to serve in the next game with four consecutive points to drag the match into the fourth set. In the eighth game of the fourth set, Nadal again broke his serve and won the match. Nadal has won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, similar to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. He will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

[Attribution to NBT]

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