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Medvedev fires Tsitsipas and will be Nadal's rival in the Australian Open final

Daniil Medvedev will be Rafael Nadal ‘s opponent in the Australian Open final. The Russian tennis player, who showed an unfortunate image in the middle of the match by confronting and insulting the chair umpire, forgot his extra-sports problems and ended the resistance of Stefanos Tsitsipas in four sets (7-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6 -1) in a clash in which he went from less to more and ended up destroying his best version on the Rod Laver Arena.

Without a very marked tactic, as is usual for him, and hitting from the baseline, flat and with power, acting as the main weapon, Medvedev calibrated his tennis with the passing of the games until he won a suffered first set and in which Tsitsipas was in command at times, especially in sensations, although not in the final result. A very tight tie-break was the outcome of the opening set and Daniil’s anarchy prevailed, taking the first advantages in the light.

The clash at times had both tennis players at the highest level and although in loose points there was a worthy duel between the heirs of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer for the ATP throne. Tsitsipas, who did not feel the blow of the first set no matter how hard it was, recovered to take a break advantage, win the second set and thus return the tables on the scoreboard.

Medvedev, apparently, did suffer for the lost set and did not know how to accept it, risking a disqualification that would have been deserved with shouts and insults to the chair umpire of the match, the Spanish Jaume Campistol, who left the battle in a warning and allowed the Russian to return to the track relaxed and focused only on the game. Within minutes, the short circuit brought the villain Daniil back to competitiveness. Possibly the only tennis player to perform that reset instantly.

Medvedev’s second show

Tsitsipas , a mere spectator of Medvedev ‘s show, also became a spectator on the track due to the parallel exhibition that the Muscovite was preparing. A third set that began, as could be logical, with Daniil suffering on serve, would continue to alternate the serves of both contenders before reaching the decisive game, the tenth, with a Stefanos serve. It was there when the Russian would take advantage of his opponent’s confusion to snatch the set and, although he did not know it yet, the pass to the final of the Australian Open.

There was one set left, the fourth, which was a mere formality because Medvedev continued with his tennis ascent while Tsitsipas was lost between fatigue and failure to appear in the backcourt exchanges that the number two in the world dominated to his liking, which will be the one on Sunday if he pulls off the toughest yet and beats Rafael Nadal in a dream final in Melbourne .

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