MISC FOR WOMEN’S SINGLES SFs: It has NEVER been any women semifinal in the Grand Slam history which has a Russian-Russian / US – US configuration (where Russians played each other and US did the same). LAST TIME -when 2 Russians and 2 US players were in the SF, it was in 2009 in Wimbledon . . .
1. Can Nadal win in Melbourne? If he does here, he would be the FIRST player after Rod Laver who wins every major at least twice. (As of today, only 2 players, the two Australian legends, Roy Emerson and Rod Laver completed this feat. Thus, if Nadal wins here, he would be the FIRST EUROPEAN . . .