With "full tank", Nadal goes for the final in Melbourne

Rafael Nadal (6th in the world ranking) advanced to the semifinals of Melbourne ATP 250 after Tallon Griekspoor (65th) failed to appear in the quarterfinals. In this way, the Majorcan is at the gates of the final: they will face each other against Emil Ruusuvuori (95 °), in what will be the first confrontation between the two. They will be played this Saturday around 6.15 Argentine time and can be followed by Star +.

To this enormous commitment, the 22-year-old Finn arrived after beating Alex Molcan (88th) 6-2 and 6-1 and, in the first round, he beat Argentine Sebastián Báez (99th) by 7-6 (2) and 6-1.

Nadal will look for another definition in what is his first official tournament since his return to the courts (he has not played a final since May 16, 2021 in Rome vs. Novak Djokovic), to continue preparing for what will be the Australian Open , where he must defend a quarterfinal.

The other finalist will come out of the duel between Grigor Dimitrov (28th) and Maxime Cressy (112th).