Rafael Nadal serves against Italy’s Fabio Fognini during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open. Photo: AFP
Rafael Nadal serves against Italy’s Fabio Fognini during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open. Photo: AFP

Australian Open 2021: Rafael Nadal closer to grand slam record as Ashleigh Barty raises hopes of a home triumph

  • Nadal, equal with Roger Federer on 20, outclasses Fabio Fognini to reach the quarter-finals as he searches for his 21st grand slam title
  • Barty also advances to the last eight and is aiming to become the first Australian to win her home grand slam in 43 years

Rafael Nadal serves against Italy’s Fabio Fognini during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open. Photo: AFP
Rafael Nadal serves against Italy’s Fabio Fognini during their men's singles match on day eight of the Australian Open. Photo: AFP
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