Dominic Thiem beats Nadal in Australian to reach semi-final

The Austrian will meet Alexander Zverev in the final 4

Dominic Thiem produced a superb performance to send an angry Rafael Nadal tumbling out of the Australian Open in the quarter-finals.

The world number one had hoped to equal Roger Federer’s record of 20 grand slam singles titles but that will have to wait after fifth seed Thiem powered his way to a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (6) victory to set up a clash with Alexander Zverev.