- Rafael Nadal enters quarterfinals of Australian Open tennis tournament
- Shapovalov defeated third seed Alexander Zverev to reach the quarterfinals
- Shapovalov will face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals
Former world number one Rafael Nadal defeated Adrian Manarino in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open tennis tournament. On the other hand, Denis Shapovalov of Canada made a reversal by defeating third seed Alexander Zverev to enter the quarter-finals.
Nadal won in straight sets 7-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the fourth round on Sunday. This is Nadal’s 21st consecutive win over left-handed players. With this, Nadal has reached the quarter-finals of the men’s singles of the Australian Open for the 14th time. At the same time, Roger Federer is on top by making it to the quarter-finals 15 times. Nadal has made it to the last eight of a Grand Slam tournament for the 45th time and is third on the all-time list behind Federer (58) and Novak Djokovic (51). Also, Nadal is now three wins away from winning a record 21st men’s singles Grand Slam title.
In another match, Denis Shapovalov of Canada made a comeback, defeating third seed Alexander Zverev to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. Shapovalov, 22, of Canada defeated Olympic gold medalist Zverev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 in straight sets at Margaret Court. He will face Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals.
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