The Spaniard beat Matteo Berretteni in the semi-final
Former World No. 1 Rafael Nadal is through to his sixth Australian Open final, after beating seventh seed Matteo Berrettini in a hard-fought battle. Nadal started off well after winning two straight sets. But, the Italian player made a comeback after winning the third. Berrettini looked to level the scoreline with yet another set win, but the veteran came back to win the contest 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3. Thus, Rafael Nadal looks to be on course to win his first Australian Open title since 2009.
On the other hand, second seed Daniil Medvedev won an exhilarating battle against Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets. The first set itself went to a tie-breaker, where Medvedev managed to clear it in the end. However, Tstisipas ensured that he kept his hopes alive in the match after winning set second set. But, Medevedev held his nerve and won the third. He finally won the encounter 7-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1.
Thus, it sets up a delicious contest between Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medevedev in the Australian Open 2022 final. Both were two of the favourites coming into the tournament, with Novak Djokovic out of the picture.
Dodig-Mladevonic clinch mixed doubles title
The Croatian-French pair of Ivan Dodig and Kristina Mladenovic came up with a fiery performance to win their first Grand Slam. The duo was up against the Australian pair of Jaimee Fourlis and Jason Kubler. The fifth seeds faced no obstacles from their opponents to clinch the Australian Open title, in a match lasting roughly over the hour mark.
Dodig and Mladenovic started decently to win the first set in a comfortable fashion. The second set was a slightly tight affair, as the Australian pair fought till the end. However, the pair of Dodic and Mladevonic won the contest. with a decisive scoreline of 6-3, 6-4.
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