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Monday, 28 September 2020 12.14 PM IST

Thiem stuns Nadal, advances to semi-finals of Australia Open

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MELBOURNE: Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem stunned World Number one Rafael Nadal on Wednesday and booked his spot in the semifinals of the Australian Open.

Thiem defeated Nadal in a thrilling four-set match 7-6, 7-6, 4-6, 7-6 in a match that lasted for four hours and 10 minutes.

With this win, World Number 5 has advanced to his first-ever Australian Open semifinal.

In the first set, both players played aggressively but no player was able to gain an upper hand over other as the set went into a tiebreak. Thiem held his nerves and clinched the set 7-6 in 67 minutes.

The second set was no different than the first as Thiem claimed the second set 7-6 in 79 minutes. However, Nadal bounced back took the third set 6-4. Austrian came back and clinched the fourth set 7-6.

Earlier today, German tennis player Alexander Zverev progressed to the semifinals of the Australian Open. Zverev outclassed Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to reach his first Grand Slam semifinal.

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