Rafael Nadal is playing his 3rd round match at the Australian Open 2022 against Russian Karen Khachanov. Rafa has already won the first set 6-3 and in the second set he is ahead 2-0, after immediately taking a break. On the score of 2-0, at the beginning of the challenge, Nadal was the protagonist of a point of pure poetry against his Russian rival.
After the serve and the advance to the net, Rafa was sent back to baseline by a miraculous recovery of the opponent, but he closed the point with a simply sensational forehand.
Matteo Berrettini reached the 4th round of the Australian Open 2022, after the amazing victory in a crazy match at the super tie-break of the 5th set against Carlos Alcaraz, a match that wowed the Melbourne Park crowd.
Berrettini does not immediately take advantage of a two-set advantage, which he accumulates with a practically perfect tactical plan, contains a savage comeback attempt and finds the physical (and above all mental) energy to harpoon the tie break victory against Carlos Alcaraz.
Presumably the most complicated of the obstacles on the way to the semifinals. With the number six plate on his shoulders, the highest in the portion of the board left vacant by Novak Djokovic, Berrettini is now waiting for one between Pablo Carreno Busta and Sebastian Korda.
The experience factor plays a decisive role in the heart of the first fraction. After a flying start, topped off with five break points in the first two rounds, the Spanish talented player completely disunited.