Nadal is out of the Australian Open to fall to Thiem


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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Austrian Dominic Thiem advanced to the semifinal of the Australian Open after defeating world number 1 tennis player, Spaniard Rafael Nadal.

Thiem, fifth in the rankings, defeated Nadal by 7: 6 (7: 3), 7: 6 (7: 4), 4: 6, 7: 6 (8: 6), in a match that lasted 4 hours and 10 minutes

“This is the first time in Rafa Nadal’s entire professional career that he loses three tie-breaks in the same game,” said Spanish journalist Alexis Martín-Tamayo on Twitter, better known as MisterChip.

In the semifinals Thiem will meet the German Alexander Zverev (7), while the other match of the semifinal round will be between the Serbian Novak Djokovic (2) and the Swiss Roger Federer (3).


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