French specialist Patrick Mouratoglou spoke about his expectations from the opposition of Spaniard Rafael Nadal and Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semifinals of the Australian Open.
“Stefanos has to play very well so that he has chances. Rafa is very strong, he seeks to force his opponent to exchange diagonal punches. First he lures the opponent to the net and then punches him from the forehand. The flow will be of great importance. become backhand.
From the point of view of psychology, the Greek will be very hard. On the other hand, he managed to reach the semi-finals of the “major”. For the first time he managed to go so far. From the start of the competition he had no negative emotions, each victory gave a new charge of confidence.
He has already beat the best tennis player in history, Roger Federer. Stefanos was able to overcome his idol, which is already incredible. And now he can compete for a place in the final “Slam”. Tsitsipas nothing to lose, I am sure that he is configured to win. I do not think that the pressure on him will greatly affect.
In any case, the chances of him not too much, because Nadal is one of the greatest players in history. He performs amazingly in Australia. I think that while he is the best in the Australian Open. The fight will be tough, “Eurosport quotes Mouratoglou.