Finally after many expectations, fears, controversies, controversies and hopes, the Australian Open 2021 has begun, the first Grand Slam of the season that will be played at Melbourne Park from 8 to 21 February, with the presence of a part of the crowd in the stands.
All the greatest tennis players on the planet have therefore made an appointment in Melbourne to play one of the most fascinating and important sporting events of the sporting season, the first real appointment with great tennis after the appetizer of the ATP and WTA events in Melbourne the week before the Australian Open.
There is no Roger Federer, who will return on the court in the next ATP Doha event. Fabio Fognini can do nothing against a Rafael Nadal who appears more and more in condition and who gets the pass for the quarter-finals where he will challenge the winner of the match between our Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Match in control of the Spaniard who struggles only in the second set where he is forced to recover from a disadvantage. At the end Rafa closes in three sets with the result of 6-3; 6-4; 6-2 He immediately starts strong in the first set Rafa who takes advantage of Fognini's too many mistakes, two double fouls, and goes on to the second break point taking on 2-0.