Wednesday, February 17, 2021 21:45 PM (GMT + 7)
(Sports news, tennis news) Spanish and international media expressed their disappointment with Rafael Nadal after the shock defeat to Tsitsipas in the Australian Open quarter-finals.
Tsitsipas’ good plays against Nadal
Rafael Nadal’s 2021 Australian Open conquest officially ended after a 5-set quarter-final match with Stefanos Tsitsipas (set scores: 6-2, 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 5-7 ), opponent he won 5 out of 6 encounters. This defeat becomes difficult to swallow if known, “Gaur” leads to 2-0 but hangs the racquet in the remaining 3 sets.
In the history of attending the Grand Slam, Nadal only lost once when he led 2-0 (against Fabio Fognini in the 2015 US Open), so Tsitsipas’ victory even more shocking to the media.
The Spanish and international media were shocked by Nadal’s reverse defeat in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open
Page Tennis Head wrote: “How did this happen? Tsitsipas had an almost unprecedented upstream performance to sow Nadal’s grief at the Australian Open”.
“Tsitsipas completed the incredible comeback and stunned Nadal at the Australian Open”, the ATP homepage (atptour.com) said.
With the defeat at the Australian Open, Nadal also missed the opportunity to surpass Roger Federer to monopolize the 21 Grand Slam record (2 players both own 20 Grand Slam). In fact, 2/3 of the Grand Slam that “Gaur” won from 2019 came from Roland Garros (the rest is the US Open).
Therefore, the ATP homepage made a sarcastic comment on Nadal’s weak performance in the Australian Open. According to statistics, the only time “Gaur” crowned this tournament was since … 2009. 3/4 of the recent season, he stopped in the quarterfinals.
“Nadal is aiming for a record 21 Grand Slam. However, the number 2 player in the world, with a record of 69 wins – 15 losses at the Australian Open, has fallen in the quarterfinals of this tournament 3 times in the last 4 seasons ( 2018, 2020, 2021) “, excerpt from the article on atptour.com.
Even the Spanish media could not hide their disappointment over Nadal’s defeat. The Marca page pointed out that the reason Nadal repeatedly made an error with the Australian Open is his poor performance against top 10 ATP opponents.
“After overcoming Laslo Djere, Michael Mmoh, Cameron Norrie and Fabio Fognini, Nadal had to face a top 10 player, Tsitsipas. This was always a nightmare for Nadal because he last defeated the top 10 player. The ATP at the Australian Open has been since 2017 (Milos Raonic), “Marca analyzed.
Tsitsipas is the second player in the Grand Slam to win against Nadal after being 0-2
The media was amazed at the Greek player’s performance in the last 3 sets
(Video, tennis results Rafael Nadal – Stefanos Tsitsipas, quarter-finals of the Australian Open 2021) Not out of prediction, Tsitsipas made Nadal …