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Rafael Nadal vs Milos Raonic Australian Open Quarterfinals Day 2 Live Score Match Updates

Rafael Nadal beats Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
Updated: 25 January 2017 17:15 IST - Published: 25 January 2017 07:42 IST
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And that's all for the night, folks! Join us tomorrow as we see an all-Swiss semi! 
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Fans, of course, will be hoping for that rivalry to be reignited on Rod Laver Arena.. 

#Fedal?
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Courier asks Rafa if he will watch the Federer-Wawrinka semi-final tomorrow. "Before all else, I love the sport," he says, "and if you do not watch this match you have nothing to love for the sport."
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"I am not an arrogant guy, so I always have doubts," Nadal tells Jim Courier. "I look forward to playing Grigor [Dimitrov], I know he had a tough year."
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Rafael Nadal beats Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6, 6-4
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And that's it! Game, set and match Rafael Nadal - in straight sets! 
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It's on and the pressure is on Raonic here. Three match points for Rafa Nadal
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And it's Raonic now who'll serve to stay in the match! 
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Nadal's returns are getting deeper, stronger, and more powerful as we go on. The energy levels are neither dipping nor rising here, but shot placement is great.
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Nadal takes Milos Raonic to the grindstone. A great forehand volley and Nadal slots it perfectly! 
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And Nadal holds to 15, helped on quickly by an unforced error courtesy Raonic..
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Nadal almost breaks, but that's a massive serve from Raonic and Nadal can't guide it back in. Subsequent shots go wide and quickly, it's game Raonic. There hasn't been a break of serve since the first set.
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Raonic attempts to slice and it's just that. An attempt.
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Nadal racing and Raonic racing. And crucial winners but no breaks of serve just yet.
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Nadal will now believe that the break is in sight...
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Pure fire in Nadal's eyes right now and he runs to the net and SMASHES that one right down! Then he seals it off with a forehand winner to take the lead in the third.
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And it's a quick service hold with his forehand in good nick.
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Raonic didn't have to reach too far for that one..
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And he begins the third set with a love hold. The Man from Manacor is on song.
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And Nadal wins the second set in the tiebreak! 
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Crucially Raonic sends a shot long at set point - and it's now set point Nadal! 
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Nadal gets a pressure point! He trails 4-5 in the tiebreak now.
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We're at 3-3 in the tiebreak and Raonic is running around - making Rafa do just that! He produces a brilliant shot and Nadal slides to make it - the next one, he misses. And it's Raonic with the mini-break.
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....and he just misses it, does Rafa Nadal! 
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What an effort!! And we're at the second set tiebreak.
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And now it's advantage Raonic.
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Nadal pulls it back for deuce... but did he really need to play a drop shot just then? It goes wrong. 
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Oh dear oh dear. It's set point Milos Raonic ....
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A couple of good forehand winners from Raonic pushes Nadal into a corner and he serves to stay in the set.
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He's returning much better now is Milos Raonic, and he's got a good rhythm going. A challenge goes his way and some of his volleys are absolutely great. Nadal getting a little tense here perhaps?
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An ace and a scoop and it's Game Nadal! Raonic isn't struggling with his ankle just yet, so let's hope he can keep that up...
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Milos Raonic back on court!
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We have it on good record that Raonic is having trouble pushing up off his right leg..
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And Milos Raonic has called for an MTO or a Medical Time-Out.
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And he holds! Raonic leads 3 games to 2 and looks stronger already in this set, but it's early days yet..
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Mammoth shots from both players here and Nadal's returning well. Raonic pummels a forehand in and there's ever the delicate touch from the Spaniard, with what seems to be just the right amount of force.
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Couple of elementary errors for Nadal = a quick hold for Milos Raonic here. But the Canadian can't reach at one of Rafa's forehands, and the Spaniard's back in the driver's seat.
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The longest game of the match so far finally goes Nadal's way and it's a service hold. 
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Nadal sends a big shot Raonic's way - and that's put paid to by the Canadian, who smashes it in. Nadal returns - straight into the net.
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But wait, a challenge from Raonic. And he's spot on - we're at deuce.
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And that pacey serve staves off break point! 
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Nadal broke him in the last set - and now it's Milos' turn.
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It may be Nadal's service game, but boy oh boy is Raonic looking for a fight! Those huge serves come with some great depth...and with great depth comes great responsibility...er, sorry.., points.
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Raonic volleying here...and Nadal commits an unforced error. A fairly quick hold for Raonic here.
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Nadal's winner to unforced error is incredibly strong, at 12 to 2 - Raonic has more winners at 16, but has committed 10 unforced errors so far - 3 in the first game alone.
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And helped along by an unforced error, Nadal, aggressive, focused and in it to win it, sends one along to seal the set.
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Djokovic is out of the tournament, but the Djokosmash is alive and well. 
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Raonic keeps this alive with a couple of well-timed, well-placed aces. Three in that service game. Nadal now serves for the set. And he's meditating regularly and silently. 
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