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Tennis: Berrettini into Aussie Open semis

Will meet Nadal after beating Monfils

(ANSA) - ROME, JAN 25 - Italian seventh seed Matteo Berrettini got into the semi-finals of the Australian Open Tuesday by beating France's 15th seed Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2 and will meet no 5 seed and Spain great Rafa Nadal who is gunning for a record 21st Grand Slam victory.
    Berrettini broke Monfils twice in the fifth after being pegged back after winning the first two sets.
    He became the first Italian to get into the Australian Open semis.
    Another Italian, Jannik Sinner, will play Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas in another quarterfinal Wednesday.
    World number 2 Daniil Medvedev of Russia is the tournament favourite after world no 1 Novak Djokovic was controversially banned from taking part over his failure to get jabbed for COVID-19. (ANSA).


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