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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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Nadal's forehand is in spectacular form today! 
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And the early break to Nadal! He's positive, raring to go and up and at-em in this brilliant match.
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Three errors in a row for a beleagured Raonic and Nadal holds to love! 
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Superb serving from Milos Raonic right here. He's making Nadal run and reach for shots, and although it's almost break point, it's not. Down the sideline and it's game Milos! 
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Raonic is pushing Nadal quite a bit here. It's on good authority that Nadal was practicing with Mark 'The Scud' Philippoussis to understand how to return a big serve, but here we're seeing a great movement in the game and Nadal is on his feet. A shot goes wide - but no matter - Nadal makes up! 
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.....and he's back! There's a great volley to seal off that point. Surely needs double points with a shot like that! ;)
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But straightaway Nadal commits an unforced error....
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And now the big-serving Canadian's pulling out some aces! It's a service hold for the tall 3rd seed here, and both players are in form.
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And Nadal has an easier time of holding his own service game! Great stuff from the Spaniard here to hold to love. He's moving around like a much-younger, 2005 era Rafa.
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He comes through in the end. Milos Raonic gets a well placed forehand in there - and holds his service game after a bit of a tussle.
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And another unforced error...
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Double fault by Raonic there. Bad time, and not a good sign early on.
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Back and forth - and what was that? Rafa rushes the net and volleys - but finds the net. 
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And they're off! Straight off, Raonic commits an unforced error.
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And without missing a beat, Raonic decides to serve.
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The coin is tossed. Rafa calls heads. It's tails.
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The Spaniard is calm and collected, and it's time for his standard ritual. Positioning his bottles with the labels facing just a certain way.
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Players now walking out on court. And it's the lower-ranked player who walks out first. In this case, it's 9th seed Rafa Nadal... 14 time Grand Slam winner Rafa Nadal.
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Milos Raonic is warming up indoors. He looks a bit nervous, but he's now the highest seed in the draw. So he shouldn't be.
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This year, Mirjana Lucic Baroni made her first Grand Slam semi-final since 1999. And she's been through hell and back in the interim.
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Attendance is growing, and growing and growing some more. There's some great weather at Melbourne Park - so hopefully not looking at the roof being drawn!
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59 minutes is what it takes for Hlavackova and Peng to win the first set in a tiebreak. 
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The women's doubles, being contested by Grand Slam winners Caroline Garcia and Kiki Mladenovic of France against Andrea Hlavackova and Shuai Peng, is going to a first set tiebreak at the moment. Only just.
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Goffin incidentally was the higher-seeded player in this match. 
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Inside info: Apparently Rafael Nadal has been hitting with Mark Philippoussis to practice playing against Milos Raonic's big serves.
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Goffin is holding on but it's really a little too late here.Can't do very much now and his unforced error count is humongous. Is it the stage of the competition? 
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Fun fact: Dimitrov and Raonic are the only two quarter-finalists here in their 20s. 

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This is not a very high-energy match, and you can't help but feel that Goffin is just looking to serve this out.
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Dimitrov serves for the second set now. 
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Grigor Dimitrov has his third break in a row here. It's run away from him now...
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Goffin comes close to breaking back and just can't do it! It's done and dusted for the first set as Dimitrov takes the lead. Goffin will now start off the second.
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Goffin has a service hold here! He runs to the net and Dimitrov sends that straight into the net. 
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Grigor Dimitrov is now fighting for a semi-final spot - and he's up a break on 11th seed David Goffin here! 
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After staving off 4 match points - Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig have one of their own  - and they WIN! 
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Match point #3 in the final tiebreak and 9-9.. 10-10.. this is some super tense stuff!
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What a match for Indians. Dabrowski/Bopanna on one end. Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig on the other. After one set to each team, we're on edge here and at 7-6.
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Returning to the Australian Open this year, she defeats Karolina Pliskova in three sets - 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 to take the win. She's the first women's semi-finalist here, and will play the winner of the Serena Williams - Johanna Konta match.
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Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. 34 years old and once one of the most promising youngsters on the WTA Tour, she saw a long hiatus from the sport dealing with injury and significant personal problems.

Talk about a comeback.