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
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

Topic |   Australian Open 2021
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
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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