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Australian Open 2019 Semifinals: Rafael Nadal vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Live Score, Match Highlights & Updates

Nadal def Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour 46 minutes to enter final
Updated: 24 January 2019 16:24 IST - Published: 24 January 2019 13:31 IST
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That wraps up our live coverage for the day.

Do join us tomorrow for more live updates from the Australian Open 2019.

Goodbye!
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Nadal did nothing wrong in the semi-final and thoroughly established his supremacy.

He will face the winner of the second semi-final between Djokovic and Pouille. That match will be held tomorrow.
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Final score: Nadal def Tsitsipas 6-2, 6-4, 6-0 in 1 hour 46 minutes.
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Nadal is into his 25th Grand Slam final and fifth Australian Open final!!!!!
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Nadal WINS as Stefano's dumps a backhand return into the net!
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Match point!!!!
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With a great serve and volley, Rafa saves it.

Deuce
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Rafa miscues another volley.

Break point to Stefanos!

Rare!
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Stefanos goes for a backhand pass and Rafa miscues a volley!

It's 30-30
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Rafa serving for a place in his 25th Grand Slam final.
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Stefanos just looks completely overwhelmed!

Absolutely no answer to Rafa's power and precision!

Nadal BREAKS and leads 5-0
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Rafa is just sprinting through his service games! 


Hardly ant effort needed!

4-0
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What an overhead!

Nadal BREAKS again and leads 3-0
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So much control and precision from Rafa from so far behind the baseline.

He just keeps bringing out those magical forehands!

Rafa has a break point at 2-0
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Rafa breaks in the first game of the third set!

What a backhand return!!!!

Rafa 1-0
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Absolute domination by Nadal!
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Rafa grabs the second set 6-4

He is two sets to love up!
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Stefanos saved a break point with serve and volley but couldn't save a second break point.

With him faltering at the net, Nadal BREAKS!!!!

Nadal up 5-4
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With a backhand down-the-line, Nadal holds his serve to love.

4-4
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Tsitsipas is serving much better now.

And holds to love!

What a game!

Tsitsipas 4-3
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And he holds to 15

3-3
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Rafa at the net is such a treat to watch!

Up 40-0 on serve
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Tsitsipas showing some incredible resilience by saving all three break points.

His serve, volleys and self-belief all shone through that service game.

Tsitsipas played his five best points to hold and lead 3-2
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Rafa is now all over the Tsitsipas serve. Even the ball clipped the top of the tape and landed in Tsitsipas's court.


3 break points for Rafa!
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Tsitsipas shows some incredible defense to take two points off the Rafa serve but couldn't do more.

2-2
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Tsitsipas doesn't crumble despite all the pressure from Rafa.

Holds his serve and leads 2-1
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Breezy service hold for Nadal and it is 1-1
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Tsitsipas is overpressing his backhands and making a lot of mistakes.

Nadal 30-0 on serve
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A good service hold from Tsitsipas to start the second set.

1-0
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Nadal takes the first set 6-2


Brutal. Dominant. Relentless.
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2 set points for Rafa!
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Rafa's volleys have been so effective today. 
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BREAK!

Rafa breaks with a volley that passes Stefan to land on the baseline.

In total control now!

Nadal 5-2
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Rafa is running and bullying his opponent now.

Break point
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Yet another love service game for Nadal.

Rafa motors ahead to 4-2
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Tsitsipas does much better on his own service game.

Holds serve to love.


Trails 2-3
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Rafa consolidates the break with a love service game.

Nadal 3-1
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The forehands are doing some damage from Rafa!!

40-0 on serve
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BREAK!

Rafa breaks and leads 2-1
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The forehand down the line from Rafa gets him a break point!
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What a backhand return by Nadal!

Tsitsipas 15-30 on serve
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Nadal holds after dropping a couple of points.

1-1
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Tsitsipas is staying with Rafa in the rallies. Speedy as well.

The Tsitsipas backhand is so far is holding up well.

15-15 on the Rafa serve.
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Tsitsipas is going hard at Rafa's forehands.

Aggressive, confident so far.

Holds serve to 15.

Tsitsipas 1-0
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Tsitsipas is serving first.
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Good afternoon! The first of the men's semi-finals is under way!