Nadal reaches Australian Open final, within 1 win of record

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain plays a backhand return to Matteo Berrettini of Italy during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday local time. (AP Photo/Simon Baker)

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after defeating Matteo Berrettini of Italy in their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Hamish Blair)

MELBOURNE, Australia — Rafael Nadal is now within one victory of a record 21st Grand Slam singles title.