Nadal is the first finalist of the Australian Open

Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal advanced to the finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne, as he defeated Italian Mateo Beretini in the first semifinal today with 6: 3, 6: 2, 3: 6, 6: 3. Nadal will fight for the second trophy on Sunday in Melbourne, and a record 21st Grand Slam title against the winner of the second semifinal, which will feature Russian Danil Medvedev and Greek Stefanos Cicipas.

The 2009 Australian Open champion dominated the match, facing just two break points and making just 19 unforced errors in four sets.

Nadal easily won the first two sets at Rod Laver Arena, making breaks in the early stages, while Beretini found his rhythm only in the third set and managed to take the service away from the rival in the eighth game and take the match to the fourth set.

However, Nadal made a decisive break in the eighth game of the fourth set, to use the first match ball to qualify for the finals of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season after almost three hours of play.

By Editor

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