The Russian beats the Greek in four sets. On Sunday he could snatch the # 1 from Nole. If, on the other hand, Rafa wins, the Serbian would be surpassed in the number of Grand Slams won
In the end, the strongest won. Daniil Medvedev after the tantrum against the referee in the second set, overtook Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-6 4-6 6-4 6-1 to win the Australian Open final after winning his 1st major in September in New York. It will therefore be he who will trust Rafa Nadal on Sunday at 9.30 am in a final that is worth a lot for both contenders.
Nole interested viewer
There will be an interested spectator, very interested in front of the TV. A Novak Djokovic who, after being expelled from Australia, can be surpassed both in world number 1, if Daniil were to win, and in the number of Grand Slams won if instead the trophy went to Nadal. A number 1, for Daniil, who would arrive only at the end of February, when Nole will expire the points of the Australian Open won last year.
Come a New York
After losing the first set at the tie break, Tsitsipas won the second 6-4 and in the third, the Russian prevailed again. Then in the fourth set, the number 2 in the world, it spread while Tsitsipas, after receiving the warning for coaching, is as it were off. In the end, an icy handshake between the two, with Daniil apologizing to the referee for what happened. “Between us there are always very tight matches – said Medvedev -. We are high in the ranking so we end up crossing each other in important matches. I tried to do my best to put the match back on my side and in the end I managed to win the final. “. Against Rafa, the Russian played his first career Grand Slam final, losing only to 5th at the Us Open 2019: “That match was incredible, five hours of battle. Rafa is incredible, it will be a match in which I will have to do my best without to be able to distract myself. ”
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