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Rafael Nadal gave Stefano Tsitsipas a lesson in tennis and reached the final of the Australian Open
The Spaniard defeated the young Greek in three sets, by 6-2, 6-4, 6-0, in less than two hours, this Thursday in Melbourne The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal (2) deactivated the Greek Stefano Tsitsipas (14), after overcoming it by 6-2, 6-4 and 6-0, and reached his fifth final in Melbourne Park, after winning the title in 2009 and remaining finalist in 2012, 2014 and 2017. The young Greek of 20 years only took advantage of the good vibrations achieved in his meritorious victories against the Swiss Roger Federer (3) and the Spanish also Roberto Bautista to make doubt the Spaniard in the first games of the first set. However, Nadal, who added his third victory over the Greek, returned to meet with a 'break' in the first section of the set, as a result of his self-confidence to the rest, and destabilized a Tsitsipas that failed to overcome the flight during the rest of the game. Both players had to fight, apart from the rival's demand, with the extreme heat present throughout the day on Thursday, which raised the thermometer to 39 degrees during the first half of the crash. After winning again without conceding a partial, the Manacor tennis player reached his first final at the Australian Open without conceding a single set in any of the previous six games. This statistic is even bigger due to the fact that the Spaniard began his journey on the banks of the Yarra River after remaining more than four months out of the competition as a result of his physical problems in the right knee and abdomen. "I have made a good preparation for this tournament even though I could not play in the Brisbane tournament and that is why I want to thank my team for the work they have done to help me to be here," admitted the Spaniard after the game's conclusion. Nadal, who sheltered the second world position after passing the quarterfinals, will be in the final with the winner of the match on Friday that will face Serbian Novak Djokovic (1) and Frenchman Lucas Pouille. In the event that the Serbian overpowers the French player, the Mallorcan will have the opportunity to take revenge on the final in Australia 2012, the longest in the history of the Grand Slam, which beat Djokovic after five hours and fifty-three minutes of the game. (With information from EFE)