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Nadal produces devastating straight-sets win over Tiafoe to reach Australian Open semi-finals

Rafael Nadal produces devastating straight-sets win over Francis Tiafoe to reach Australian Open semi-finals

  • Rafael Nadal booked his spot in the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday
  • He beat 21-year-old rising star Francis Tiafoe in a dominant 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 display
  • Nadal faces Roger Federer’s conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas for a spot in the final 

Rafael Nadal coasted into the Australian Open semi-finals as he produced a dominant 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over rising American star Francis Tiafoe. 

Having seen Roger Federer eliminated at the hands of 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas in round four, the world No 2 would have been wary of suffering a similar upset against a confident Tiafoe. 

But Nadal, searching for his first Australian Open title since 2009, was ruthless, dictating the points with his zipping forehand to reach the last four of a slam for the 30th time, setting up a semi-final against Federer’s conqueror Tsitsipas. 

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Rafael Nadal made light work of his quarter-final match with American ace Francis Tiafoe

The world No 2 produced a dominant 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory inside a packed Rod Laver Arena

The world No 2 produced a dominant 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory inside a packed Rod Laver Arena

Tiafoe was confident of an upset but he was outclassed by a savvy and experienced Nadal

Tiafoe was confident of an upset but he was outclassed by a savvy and experienced Nadal

The 21-year-old American hustled and chased down Nadal's returns but was well beaten

The 21-year-old American hustled and chased down Nadal’s returns but was well beaten

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