Australian Open 2022: Who made it to the semi-finals?

Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini join Madison Keys and Ashleigh Barty in Australian Open semifinals

The Australian Open entered its final days as the quarterfinals ended and fans waited for the drama of the semi-finals.

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At the start of the competition, Great Britain featured six players but by the end of the third round, England appeared to have left the event.

Andy Murray was hoping for a significant run on his return to the Australian Open. He hasn’t competed in the league since an emotional exit from the tournament in 2019 when it was believed he would never return to the pro scene.

After a tough battle with Georgia big hitter Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round, Murray was eliminated in the qualifying round, ranked 120th on the ATP rankings, Taro Daniels.

Heather Watson and Emma Raducanu Both were eliminated in the second round while Liam Broady and Cameron Norrie made it to the first round only.

Shapovalov was eliminated by Nadal in the quarterfinals

Dan Evans made a comeback in the second game, helping him face Canadian ninth seed Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Aliassime didn’t have much attack experience when he beat Evans 6-4 6-1 6-1.

The quarter-finals are now in full swing, with four of the semi-finalist teams already decided, while the rest will await their fates until tomorrow.

What happened in the Men’s Singles Quarterfinals?

Rafael Nadal vs Denis Shapovalov

Nadal was able to withstand a particularly strong comeback from his Canadian opponent as he reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

Nadal led two sets 6-3 6-4 before Shapovalov came back 6-4 6-3. At the start of the second set, Shapovalov asked the line umpire to give the sixth seed a time foul and when the umpire didn’t see it fit to do so, the Canadian shouted: “You guys are idiots. damaged”.

Shapovalov said in his post-match interview of his belief that Nadal received favors from the umpire: “100% he…

“I was ready to play in a minute and a half, and he told me he wouldn’t let me break the code because I wasn’t ready to play. To me, it’s a big joke if someone says so. “

However, this didn’t matter to Nadal, who eventually came back to win the fifth set and go on to finish 6-3.

Gael Monfils vs Matteo Berrettini

Once again there was another thrilling five-set matchup. French 17th seed Gael Monfils came back from two sets to claim the third and fourth sets before finally conceding again to the Italian seventh seed.

Berrettini, left, beat Gael Monfils of France in the quarter-finals

Berrettini is now the first Italian man ever to reach the last four at the Melbourne Grand Slam.

It looked like the Italian was headed for a routine win as he led the first two sets 6-4 6-4 before the Frenchman hit back and an epic, 20-minute match. , making it difficult for the seventh seed.

However, Berrettini was able to keep his nerve and fight back in the final touches to make the game 6-2.

What happened in the quarterfinals of Women’s Singles?

Ashleigh Barty vs Jessica Pegula

Whether it was the audience and home advantage or Ashleigh Barty just showing off her skills and natural talent as the world’s number one female tennis player, Barty’s quarter-final went without must be a battle.

Despite some skirmishes in the first set against the American 21st seed, Pegula ended up losing 6-2 6-0.

Barty has high hopes of becoming the first Australian woman to win a Happy Slam since 1978.

Speaking after the game, Barty said: “I’ve had a lot of fun here, I can serve and find a lot of forehands in the center of the court and I’m happy to continue the game.”

Ash Barty continues his push to be the first Australian since 1978 to win at Melbourne Park

Madison Keys vs Barbora Krejcikova

American tennis player Madison Keys made no secret of reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open after defeating defending French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova.

This did not seem to be a long or arduous battle as Keys succeeded with a 6-3 6-2 victory over the fourth seed.

Keys is back from a struggle in 2021 and is hoping to return to the fight to reclaim seventh place in the rankings.

Speaking after the game, Keys said: “Last year was really tough, and I’ve done everything I can with my team to really reset this season and focus on starting fresh and new. batch, and really just starting from zero and not worrying about the end of the year. And wow, that’s going well so far.”

When is the next match?

In the men’s singles, Jannik Sinner will face Stefanos Tsitsipas while Felix Auger-Aliassime faces world number two, Daniil Medvedev.

These matches take place on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Sinner and Tsitsipas will start playing at 4am GMT.

In the women’s singles, Danielle Collins will face Alize Cornet and Iga Swiatek will play Kaia Kanepi.

These matches will also be played on Wednesday 26 January 2022 and are scheduled to start at midnight GMT and 2am GMT respectively.

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