The Independent will be showing highlights from selected Australian Open matches between January 19 and February 1.
Tomas Berdych beat Rafael Nadal for the first time in 18 attempts to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.
The Spaniard had not lost to the world No 7 for eights but Berdych capitalised on Nadal’s physical frailties to win 6-2, 6-0, 7-6.
It was an impressive display given that the 29-year-old Czech had lost 37 of the last 40 sets he had played against Nadal.
Speaking after the loss, Nadal said, “It was just not my day. I didn't play with the right intensity, the right rhythm. It was a day when the opponent played better than me. I made him play very easy.”
Berdych will play Andy Murray in the semi-final after the Scot defeated Nick Kyrgios.Reuse content