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24 Jan 2019

Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal ends campaign of Stefanos Tsitsipas

Rafael Nadal aims to win 18th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal came into the Australian Open 2019 after injury woes and a surgery.

This was his first tournament since the US Open 2018. However, the second seed has stunned one and all with his ruthlessness.

The men's singles tennis ace ended the campaign of Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas to reach the final of the Australian Open. He defeated Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0.

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Rafael Nadal aims to win 18th Grand Slam
Nadal blows away Greek rising star

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Nadal blows away Greek rising star

The 32-year-old Nadal showed his resurgence as he beat the 20-year-old 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes.

The Spaniard notched 28 winners and broke his opponent's serve six times.

"It was a great match, it has been a great tournament and I have played very well every day. Hopefully I can play better than that," said Nadal.

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Till now, in the ongoing tournament, Nadal hasn't dropped a single set.

With his victory, he has sealed a spot in the Grand Slam final for the 25th time.

Nadal is chasing his 18th Slam title, which will see him get closer to Roger Federer (20).

The Spaniard will be playing his fifth Australian Open final. He had won the trophy back in 2009.

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It is difficult to imagine where I am today: Rafa

"To start the season like this when a few weeks ago I was in Brisbane having to take a tough decision not to play there, it is difficult to imagine where I am today. That week of practice made me feel good," said Nadal.

Nadal could achieve a new feat

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Nadal could achieve a new feat

If Nadal manages to win the Australian Open, then he will be the only men's singles player to win all four Grand Slams at least twice.

Nobody else has achieved this feat in the Open era.

Nadal has enjoyed a fantastic tourney so far and overcame three players aged under 21. Tsitsipas is one of them, who had overcome the mighty Roger Federer earlier.

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By what margin did Rafael Nadal win his semis tie in the Australian Open?

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Rafael Nadal beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes.

How many Grand Slams have Rafa Nadal won?

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Nadal has won a total of 17 Grand Slam titles.

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He last won the Australian Open back in 2009.

How many Slams finals has Rafa reached?

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Rafa reached his 25th Slam finale.

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