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Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

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Australian Open Live Result: Berrettini wins – Seventh seed Matteo Berrettini outlasted Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 6-2 in a five-set battle in the quarterfinals. Berrettini became the first Italian to reach Australian Open 2022 semifinals. He also set up a semifinal clash with 20-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal. Follow Australian Open 2022 Quarterfinals Live Updates on InsideSport.IN. 

Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

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Berrettini seemed to be cruising to his third straight win over the flamboyant Frenchman when he won the first two sets but the 35-year-old former world number six forced a deciding set at the floodlit Rod Laver Arena.

After an intense battle of three hours and 49 minutes and the clock closing in on 1 am local time, the 25-year-old Italian sealed the contest on his third match point when Monfils found the net on a forehand return.

Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

The seventh seed Italian Berrettini started off on a confident note breaking the Frenchman Monfils in the fifth game of the first set to take the lead. From there on Berrettini held his serves to win the opening set 6-4. Matteo Berrettini got a great opportunity in the second set to take an early lead as he had two break points taking a 15-40 lead.

But Gael Monfils held his nerve save those breakpoints and the Frenchman saved three break points in the game to win it. In the fourth game, Berrettini saved four breakpoints and the game went to 10 duce. Finally, there was a break of serve in the seventh game Berrettini broke Monfils to take a lead and went on to win the set by a similar score of 6-4 taking a two-set lead.

Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

Just when it seemed that Berrettini could take away the match Monfils made a comeback. In the fifth game, Berrettini conceded a double fault to give Monfils a break as the Frenchman took a 4-2 lead and went on to win the set 6-3 as the match went to the fourth set.

Gael Monfils got the momentum and the Frenchman broke Berrettini in the fifth and ninth game to win the set 6-3 and make it two sets apiece as his wife.

The fifth and final set the Italian made a roaring comeback breaking Berrettini twice in the first and third game to take the race to a 4-0 lead ultimately winning the set 6-2 as well as the match. The Italian will now face 20-time grand slam champion, Rafael Nadal, in the final.

Australian Open Live Result: Matteo Berrettini sets up semifinal clash with Rafael Nadal after outlasting Gael Monfils

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