Featured in sixth place Rafael Nadal He reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in first place. It was not easy for the Spaniard, the 20-time Grand Slam winner, who is Canadian Denis Shapovaloval applauded.
Although Nadal had a double advantage, the 22-year-old Canadian rival managed to outdo it. In the final, the Spaniard quickly moved to 3-0, and with this advantage, he won the match with confidence, winning 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3.
There was also some misfortune on the field in the second set. Shapovalov felt that Nadal was given too much time between the two matches, so he said the referee should have punished his opponent. From this the development of a tense dialogue between the player and Carlos Bernardes Between, the latter argued why punish Nadal if it was Shapovalov who spoke to him and he was not ready to play.
You are all corrupt! You are all corrupt!
said the Canadian who later had another conversation with the chief judge and then discussed what happened with Nadal on the net. Shapovalov may have raised the tension when he hit the Spanish match ball hard and then hit his ground.
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