The reign of Naomi Osaka has begun. The young Japanese beat Petra Kvitova in three sets, in the epic women's final of the Australian Open 2019. From Monday, the two-time Slam champion will also be the new number one of the rankings.
Maybe it's a good time that the WTA Tour has found a true leader. Stefanos Tsitsipas talked about Rafael Nadal's ability to mentally condition his opponents on the court: "I'm sad that I did not win a trophy or made final, but after going two sets in disadvantage, I realized that whatever I did, I would not have had the slightest chance of recovering.
Nadal's way of being on the court influences you mentally". Talking about Nadal, the Spaniard overcame Roger Federer in a particular statistic. This is the seventh time, in fact, that Rafa has reached a Grand Slam final without losing a set, thus detaching Roger Federer, who remains at six.
Lorenzo Musetti is the first Italian tennis player in history to win the Australian Open Juniores in singles, surpassing with the score of 4-6 6-2 7-6 (12) the US Emilio Nava at the end of a spectacular battle, full of emotions.
With the new queen of Melbourne, now we will discover who will be the new king of the Australian Open. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will compete in a final epic. Who will be the new champion? ALSO READ: Australian Open day 12 recap: Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal?