The Spanish tennis player in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open met with Austrian Dominic Tim and failed to beat the 26-year-old rival.
Both athletes in the first set lost one serve, and on a tie-break Tim finished off Nadal and prevailed. A similar situation happened in the second batch, and again Tim first gave his pitch, and then took a reverse break.
In the third set, Nadal took a break in the tenth game, realizing only his second set-ball.
In the third game, the fourth installment, the Spaniard gave his pitch, and managed to arrange a break only with a score of 4: 5. Everything again reached the tie-break, in which Tim did not realize two match-balls, but on the third attempt he still squeezed the opponent and won a ticket to the semifinals.
Rafael Nadal (Spain, 1) – Dominic Tim (Austria, 5) – 6: 7 (3), 6: 7 (4), 6: 4, 6: 7 (6)
In the semifinals, Tim will meet with German tennis player Alexander Zverev, who previously beat Stan Wawrinka.