The Australian Open 2021 has already made its mark on tennis history. In this case, it is worth reviewing the great curiosities left by the first Grand Slam of the season, with material for all tastes.
NADAL, A WOMAN AND AN INCREDIBLE GESTURE
In his triumph over Michael Mmoh, for the second wheel, Rafael Nadal lived an unprecedented situation, for history. He was about to serve and a lady, in the stands, made him a misplaced gesture and his reaction was incredible. The Spaniard said, before the press, that the spectator was funny and that surely “she drank tequila or something that got her drunk.”
THE SPICY CROSSES BETWEEN ITALIANS
Fabio Fognini took a memorable win over Salvatore Caruso. There was a dialectical crossing and in the end the temperature rose a lot. In fact: they got face to face to argue and a referee interceded to avoid a physical fight. They met to calm everything down later, calmer …
THE SPECIAL VISIT TO NUMBER ONE
A butterfly flew over the match Novak Djokovic beat Aslan Karatsev in the semi-finals in Melbourne. The insect delayed the Serbian’s serve, who took it as a joke, generating a striking, colorful event, when there was a lot at stake on the court.
GREETING NOLE? AH, DON’T GREET YOUR IMITATOR
Novak Djokovic, champion for the ninth year at the Australian Open, is recognized for his impersonations of colleagues on the circuit, including some women. But this time it was Nick Kyrgios, who does not like the Serbian, who imitated his greeting when entering to play a doubles match.
WITH TWO BALLS YOU PLAY DIFFERENT
The Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and the local Thanasi Kokkinakis lived a very special moment in the middle of a duel in Melbourne Parks … with two balls in play. Anyway, it was solved quickly and everything returned to normal, of course.
I JUST WANTED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM BUT …
Denis Shapovalov had a moment of fury with the judge, in his very hard match against Jannick Sinner. “I’m going to pee on myself, I’m going to pee in this bottle!” So the Canadian told him that he wanted to go to the bathroom, but they didn’t give him permission.
A GIFT THAT SEEMED TO BE A CHRISTMAS
Incredible but real. Grigor Dimitrov gave a free game to Aslan Karatsev, the great revelation of the Australian Open. Undoubtedly, in that quarter-final crossing a situation of those that are so special and unique that many cannot believe they are true was experienced.
THE HARD ROAD OF THE RUSSIAN FINALIST
Daniil Medvedev played a barbarous tournament, reached his second Grand Slam final, but could not with Novak Djokovic in the definition. Prior to that, he had a moment of anger with his coach, Gilles Cervara, in a clear victory in Melbourne, and his coach left the stadium. Another little seen fact.