Australian Open: Rafael Nadal powers past Frances Tiafoe to reach semi-finals

first_img Abreshmina S Quadri MelbourneJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 17:42 IST Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal will next face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRafael Nadal is looking for his second Australian Open titleNadal had won the Australian Open back in 2009Nadal will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-final on ThursdayRafael Nadal outclassed USA’s Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Tuesday. Tiafoe, who had a dream run in Melbourne so far, was absolutely no match to the 17-time Grand Slam champion as the rampant Nadal marched forward.Nadal came out with complete gusto and took advantage of the early nerves from Tiafoe and broke the 21-year-old in his first serve.Tiafoe fought hard and in fact served exceptionally well for most part of the match but could not break Nadal even once in the match.In his first service game of the match, Tiafoe got broken in each set to go behind early on. In the third and final set of the match, Nadal broke him twice and served out the set to stay on course for his second title in Melbourne.30th Grand Slam [email protected] #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/eijorlz1E5#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019It was a heartwarming moment in the end when Nadal and Tiafoe hugged each other at the end and exchanged a few words.First time they’ve met.And we’re pretty sure it won’t be the last…@RafaelNadal and @FTiafoe #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/x0wGsCzgvM#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Nadal will next be up against the giant-killer 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas, who beat Roberto Bautista Agut earlier in the day 7-5, 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(2).Stop it @RafaelNadal #AusOpen pic.twitter.com/22qhcRT2Wo#AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 22, 2019Tsitsipas himself has had a great run so far even defeating the 6-time Australian Open champion Roger Federer and would want to make it to the final.advertisementConsidering the guile and quality of Tsitsipas, Nadal is set to have a tough task ahead of him.Also Read | Stefanos Tsitsipas is not just an Australian Open semi-finalist. He is also a YouTuberAlso Read | Petra Kvitova beats Ashleigh Barty to reach semi-finalsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Rafael NadalFollow Frances TiafoeFollow Stefanos TsitsipasFollow Australian Open Australian Open: Rafael Nadal powers past Frances Tiafoe to reach semi-finalsAustralian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal hardly broke a sweat as he defeated USA’s Frances Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the semi-finals at the Rod Laver Arena.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

The 12 most insufferable pieces of office jargon in existence

first_imgLAST WEEK WE wrote a piece about the most infuriating talkers in your office. It sparked so many comments about awful office jargon that we decided that needed a little more attention.Here, without further ado, are the worst pieces of meaningless manager-lingo ever spouted. Ranked from least to most offensive.12. “Going forward” Source: llamnuddsOh, what’s that? You mean ‘in the future’? WELL WHY DON’T YOU JUST SAY IT?11. “Synergy” Source: zappowbangWould probably be higher up this list if only we knew what it meant.10. “Blue-sky” Source: Dennis WongAs in “Let’s blue-sky this dialogue.” Closely related to thinking outside the box, but with more clouds.9. “Think outside the box” Source: z287marcIf I really thought outside the box, you’d fire me. What you actually mean is “think inside a very slightly bigger box.”Further hampered by the Irish alternative meaning of ‘box’, which basically makes any sentence including it impossible to take seriously.8. “Proactive” Source: normanackThis literally just means ‘active’, but with an extra three letters at the beginning. See also: ‘forward planning’.7. “What’s your bandwidth?” Source: The EggplantThe worst replacement for ‘Are you too busy’ anyone could possibly have come up with.6. “Let’s park that” Source: positionmktgTranslation: Shut up, minion.5. “360-degree thinking” Source: oddsockI’m sorry, how many degrees should we think about this in? Three hundred and sixty, you say? Grand.4. “Circle back” Source: briannaorgAlso ‘loop back’, as in ‘We’ll loop back tomorrow on this’. Just one of the million words that Satan invented to replace ‘talk’.3. “Paradigm shift” Source: ronocdhLiterally nobody in the world knows what this actually means in an office context.2. “Round-table” Source: WonderlaneUsed as a verb, as in “Let’s round-table that tomorrow.” Insufferable. Should be made grounds for instant dismissal.1. “Touch base” Source: mnscThe absolute worst. Sounds like an office-inappropriate euphemism. We might as well replace it with “drop the hand on base” and just watch the world burn.What’s your most hated piece of office jargon? Let us know in the comments…Thanks to Michael Quane, Maria Pharrell, Michael Fay, Ciara Knight, kat365, Adebayo Flynn, Gavan Reilly, Seán Denny, Edwin Gilson and Best Bits. The 11 most infuriating talkers in your office right now>Look around your office… can you identify these 9 people?>The 19 most annoying things about work>last_img read more