Rafael Nadal stumbled, but he did not fell: The struck tennis superstar proved a huge fighter’s heart at the Australian Open and is now only two victories away from the sole grand slam record. The dream of double specialist Tim Putz (Frankfurt / Main) from the first Grand Slam title is meanwhile burst. Naval’s semi-final opponents will now be determined at the duel between Gael Mongols and Matteo Regretting (now in the live ticker).
- Naval sights Grand Slam record
- Shapovalov ensures Eclat – Naval stakes opponents
- PART fails in double to Kokkinakis / Kyrios
- Australian Open: Party Furious – Now against Keys
- Where is Peng Shuai? – Shirts now allowed
- Australian Open: today’s games
The Spaniard bite, despite obvious physical problems with a 6: 3, 6: 4, 4: 6, 3: 6, 6: 3 against Canadian Denis Shapovalov (22) and moved into the semifinals of Melbourne for seventh time.
After 4:08 hours Naval turned his first match ball and was extensively celebrating the audience for this energy performance. I was completely destroyed after this hard, warm day. It’s unbelievable to me to stand in these semi-finals, said the 35-year-old, I did not feel well in the stomach, I was lucky enough to be in the fifth sentence have served great.
Shapovalov had slammed in three sentences in the eighth final Olympic champion Alexander Zverev (Hamburg). In the semifinals on Friday, Naval expects a duel with the Wimbledon finalist Matteo Regretting (Italy) or Gael Mongols from France. He reached five times the final in Melbourne – but he could only win 2009.
Naval sights Grand Slam record
Naval first showed strong performance in the quarter-final against Shapovalov. Towards the end of the third set, the dominance crumbled but little later, the Mallorquiner took a treatment break, suggested pain in the stomach area and made a drug from the doctor. In the side changes, he kept bubbling cold air from a cooling tube into the face, before the decisive passage he took a little break in the cabin – and came back on the gums with unbridled fighter qualities against the then much too hectic Canadian.
With another title at the Australian Open, Naval can write in the absence of Novak Djokovic (designated) and Roger Federer (injured) history. At a tournament victory he would crown the sole grand slam record champion. Currently, all three top players are at 20 major titles.
Through his victory against Shapovalov, Naval is the furthest player in the semi-finals of the Australian Open. For all four Grand Slam tournaments, the Spaniard stands for the 36th time among the best four – only Federer (46 semi-finals) and Djokovic (42) this has succeeded.
Shapovalov ensures Eclat – Naval stakes opponents
Shapovalov had taken care of during the first sentence for a corkage. He made referee Carlos Bernard es Junior serious allegations because Naval had delayed from the bank to the field.
You are all corrupt, he said in the direction of the Brazilian. Naval had his opponent waiting for half a minute. Even after the first game of the second sentence, Shapovalov was broken against the impartial.
Naval took Shapovalov as a result to the chest and clearly made his opponent on the net with significant words that such a behavior would not have to look at the place. After the game, the fact destroyed whether his missed chance to frustrated Shapovalov on top of that his bat.
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PART fails in double to Kokkinakis / Kyrios
Putz had to enter the local matadors Thanks Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrios 5: 7, 6: 3, 3: 6 with his New Zealand partner Michael Venus in the quarterfinals of Melbourne in a stylish atmosphere.
The Kia Arena enjoyed a witch chest, every point win of the two Australians cheered the fans frenetic. In part, the initiation also went beyond an appropriate level, for example with Buhrufigen in the case of accessories of Putz and Venus.
With the profit of the second sentence, these took some air – but only briefly. Above all, Kyrios whipped the crowd with spraying gestures again and again.
Putz stressed that he did not play so well with his partner, but the atmosphere had not so good, he said, And I think that’s too much of the good. Tennis is entertainment, but that’s to a lot. But there are no real rules for these situations, the referee has tried their best. It was wild outside, said the 34-year-old, Kyrios had gone too far: What he does there between the first and second surcharge has nothing to do with entertainment. That’s just unsportsmanlike.
Putz was the last German in the individual or double competitions of the Australian Open. Most recently, he had taken care of the semi-final with the Deutsche Team in Davis Cup on the side of Kevin Gleiwitz for Furor. On Grand Slam level, he had previously been the best results two quarter-finals at French Open (2020, 2021).
Australian Open: Party Furious – Now against Keys
Ashleigh Party is further inviolable at the Australian Open and leaves the fans from the first home win since 1978. The world ranking learning did not pay any doubts against American Jessica Regular on Tuesday, with a sovereign 6: 2, 6: 0 in the semifinals. In the fight for her first final in Melbourne is waiting for the 25-year-old, which is still without loss, the US surprise Madison Keys.
In 1978 Christine O’Neil had brought the title to the home Grand Slam as the last Australian. Party’s best result in Melbourne is so far the semi-final 2020, last year, after a hitherto show tournament course in the round of the best eight players was excreted. I had a lot of fun here again, said Wimbledon winner Party after her victory against Regular in just 63 minutes.
The unjust keys, number 51 of the world, had previously reached the semi-final of Australian Open for the first time since 2015. The 26-year-old sat down with 6: 3, 6: 2 against the favorite French Open winner Barbara Pšenčíková from the Czech Republic. Seven years ago, Keys in Melbourne had lost the semi-final against US superstar Serena Williams. Her so far best result at a Grand Slam tournament was the final of the US Open 2017, which she lost against her compatriot Sloane Stephens.
In the match against Keys, the favorite Pšenčíková had strongly struggling with the heat. At the level of 2: 5 In the first sentence, the world ranking had to take treatment break and measured the temperature and blood pressure. Keys was much fresher. In the summer I train in Orlando. I believe that in the summer is the hottest place in the world, she said.
Where is Peng Shuai? – Shirts now allowed
At the Australian Open, fans are now allowed to draw attention to the fate of the Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai with T-shirts. This told Tournament Chef Craig Tiles on Tuesday of the news agency AFP after the organizers of the first Grand Slam tournament of the year had fallen into explanatory notes because of their controversial handling.
On Sunday was a video on the internet, in which security forces hindered in Melbourne Park viewers, to support the Chinese tennis player T-shirts with the inscription Where is Peng Shuai? to wear. This had taken care of great excitement, tennis legend Martina Navratilova described the procedure as miserable.
The shirts are now allowed – as long as their carriers do not come as a mob, to disturb, but are peaceful, as THEIR said, If they come to look at tennis, that’s fine. But we can not allow that someone at the end of the day causes a disturbance. Still on Monday, Tennis Australia reaffirmed his attitude, not to allow banners, signs or garments commercially or political.
The worry about Peng Shuai is far big. The earlier double world ranking learning had reported sexual abuse by China’s ex-vice-primary minister Zhang Goal in November in a briefly accessible contribution in the Chinese short message service Weibo.
Her subsequent absence in public led to protests and demands of numerous prominent colleagues and institutions according to independently verifiable security guarantees for the athlete.
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Australian Open: today’s games
|Player 1||Player 2||Result|
Barbara Pšenčíková (4)
| Madison Keys (51) | 3: 6, 2: 6
Ashleigh Party (1) | Jessica Regular (21) | 6: 2, 6: 0
|Player 1||Player 2||Result|
Rafael Nadal (6)
| Denis Shapovalov (14) | 6: 3, 6: 4, 4: 6, 3: 6, 6: 4
Gael Mongols | Matteo Regretting | Now in the live ticker