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Australian Open Quarterfinals: Nadal vs Tiafoe Live Score, Match Highlights & Updates

Nadal def Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to enter the semi-finals
Updated: 22 January 2019 17:38 IST - Published: 22 January 2019 00:29 IST
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Goodbye!
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That was a pretty commanding performance from Nadal. One of the breeziest runs that Rafa has had to the semi-finals of any Slam.
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Nadal will meet Tsitsipas in the semi-finals.
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Final score: Nadal def Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 to enter the semi-finals
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Nadal WINS!!!!
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2 match points!
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Rafa misses a rare forehand after going up 30-0
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 That's exactly what big champions do!
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Phenomenal backhand return from Rafa to earn another break!!

Rafa up 5-2 and will serve for the match now!

Rafa simply upped the intensity on his shots in the last few points.
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Rafa sprints to 4-2.

It's all business for the former champion!

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A very strong service game from the young American.

He is now at 2-3.

Can he show some resistance against Rafa?
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3 games away from returning to the semi-finals
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Rafa races ahead to 3-1
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Smack and hold!

What a clean and smooth service game by Tiafoe!

He trails 1-2
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Rafa dropped yet another point but held his serve successfully.Rafa 2-0 in third set
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What a backhand return by Tiafoe on the Rafa serve!
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Tiafoe saves the first break point with a gigantic serve.


But he can't do anything about the other as he dumps a forehand into the net!


Rafa BREAKS!!!!


Rafa 1-0
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Rafa just doesn't get tired, isn't it?

Power, touch.... everything is spot on!

What a volley!

Rafa has 2 break points!
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The 17-time Grand Slam champion is in total control here.

He hits 11 winners in Set 2.
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Rafa is two sets to the good!
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Sizzling forehand and Rafa gets the second set 6-4
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3 set points for Rafa!
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Rafa is serving for the set after Tiafoe holds
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And Rafa holds!

5-3
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7th Ace for Rafa!

Game point!
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A forehand from Rafa goes long from the baseline!

30-30 on the Badal serve!
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Tiafoe holds and now Rafa will serve to go up to 5-3
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Not much resistance from the American!

Rafa holds to 15.

Up 4-2
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Tiafoe has a breezy hold to love after that.

Rafa up 3-2
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The Tiafoe backhand breaks down.

Nadal survives the scare!

Rafa holds and leads 3-1
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This is a marathon service game!!!!

It is Deuce No. 4
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Rafa's backhand goes wide!

Deuce
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Tiafoe sends a backhand and a forehand long!

Game point for Rafa!
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Crosscourt forehand breaks down for Rafa!

Again a break point for Tiafoe!
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Rafa's serve saved him!

Deuce!
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Tiafoe has a break point!
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What a backhand by Tiafoe!

Crowd on the edge of their seats!
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Rafa's serves saved him.

30-30
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Rafa misfiring forehands!

In a bit of trouble!

0-30 on serve!
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Much better display on the serve from Tiafoe.

Holds and trails 1-2


Rafa still has a lot of advantage with a set and a break lead.
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Rafa consolidates that break like he should!

Absolutely no problem in going up to 2-0
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What a forehand down the line by Rafa!


BREAK!!

Rafa up 1-0
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Dire situation for Tiafoe in the first game of the second set.

0-40 on serve
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In a battle of speed and power, Tiafoe tried to stay toe-to-toe with Rafa but the Spaniard was too strong.

Rafa gets the first set 6-3
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Tiafoe holds and trails 3-5.

Rafa to serve for the first set.
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Tiafoe came up with a volley which was returned with interest by Rafa

30-30 on the Tiafoe serve
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Crisp backhand down the line from Rafa!

He holds and leads 5-2
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Tiafoe is finding it difficult to deal with the pace and power of the Nadal groundstrokes.