Talk to Eurosport, Mats Wilander analyze Raphael NadaI’m acting at the Australian Open 2022 and he came back to talk about Denis Shapovalov’s quarterfinal protests. Wilander said: “Rafael Nadal is scheduled at Rod Laver Arena because he deserves to play there.
As for the alleged preferential treatment that Rafa would enjoy, there is not much to say. It’s not fair, but it’s something that characterizes all sports. Champions receive certain privileges because of their status. Over time, Denis Shapovalov will find that he has exaggerated.
It’s true that Nadal often takes too long between points, but that should not interfere with your tactical plan. You can not lose your head over such a silly issue: “Tim Henman echoes:” Shapovalov’s frustration was one of the keys to the game.
The Canadian could not keep his nerve and Rafa took the opportunity to place the winning leg. Denis used the word ‘corrupt’, but I do not think he meant such a serious thing. ”
Rafael Nadal’s Australian Open 2022
Few imagined it Rafael Nadal would reach the semi-finals in this edition of the Australian Open 2022.
The suspension of Novak Djokovic from the country definitely helped the Spanish champion, who was drawn in the same segment of the board as ATP number 1. by a foot injury.
Nadal played the pennies of seven official tournaments last year, while still placing a few trophies on his beloved clay court. The choice to play the Melbourne ATP 250 in early January was a smart move, allowing the 20-time Grand Slam champion to get used to the surface and the weather.
To separate him from so many finals in a Major is just Matteo Berrettini, already beaten in the semi-finals of the American Open 2019. The Italian is experiencing the best moment of his career and intends to sell his skin expensively.