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Summary

  1. Rafael Nadal beats Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 6-4 6-0 to reach Sunday's final
  2. 2009 winner Nadal will bid for second Australian Open title
  3. Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille semi-final on Friday
  4. Naomi Osaka beats Karolina Pliskova to reach Saturday's women's final
  5. Osaka will face Petra Kvitova after Czech defeated Danielle Collins

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons and Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks and goodbye

    What a performance from Rafael Nadal. And that is where we say goodbye for today.

    But don't forget you can watch highlights on BBC Two and online from 17:00.

    As always, thanks for joining us and thanks for all your comments. Until next time, bye.

  2. Nadal crushes Tsitsipas to reach final - read the report

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Melbourne Park

    Second seed Rafael Nadal ended Greek youngster Stefanos Tsitsipas' captivating run to reach his fifth Australian Open final in Melbourne.

    Nadal, 32, was in devastating form as he beat the 20-year-old 14th seed 6-2 6-4 6-0 in one hour and 46 minutes.

    The Spaniard cracked 28 winners, breaking Tsitsipas' serve six times and only facing one break point himself.

    He will play either top seed Novak Djokovic or France's Lucas Pouille - who meet on Friday - in Sunday's final.

    "It was a great match, it has been a great tournament and I have played very well every day," Nadal said. "Hopefully I can play better than that."

  3. Get Involved #bbctennis

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Emily: Can't believe Rafael Nadal - absolutely brilliant. Just destroyed a really impressive young player as if he were an amateur - brutal. My fave since emerging all those years ago in his teens, & continues to amaze in his 30s. So lovely & humble too.

    Rafael Nadal
  4. 'Tsitsipas has everything to be a multi Grand Slam champion'

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    More from Rafael Nadal, on beating up and coming players: "The youngsters are good and are improving every month. It's always a big challenge to play against them. It's the beautiful thing about this sport there is a young and new generation forming. They are here already and fighting for the most important things."

    Can Tsitsipas win majors?

    "He has everything to be a multi Grand Slam champion. I hope to face him in important rounds in the next couple of years."

    On the other semi-final between Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille:

    "Novak is the favourite and for Lucas it's the first one. Lucas had one amazing match in the quarters. I always thought Lucas has amazing potential - he can beat anyone at his best."

  5. 'Difficult to imagine I would be here'

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal has just been speaking to John McEnroe and says: "Hopefully I can [play better than that]. It's been a great match and a great tournament. This court and this crowd gave me that unbelievable energy.

    "To be in the final for the fifth time feels really good. A few weeks ago when I was in Brisbane having to say I couldn't play there it was difficult to imagine that I would be here. Since the tournament started I have felt really, really well.

    "Thanks to everybody who sends messages when I'm in a low moment."

  6. Post update

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Stefanos Tsitsipas is going to jump up to 12th in the world rankings as a result of this Melbourne run. He's only 20. A name that is going to be playing a big part in the future of the sport.

    Stefanos Tsitsipas
  7. Get Involved #bbctennis

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Finlay Donaldson: So much for the changing of the guard, as proclaimed by John Mcenroe. One scalp doesn't mean you've made it. Still an excellent tournament for @StefTsitsipas, excited to see him at the French.

    Sam: You can see in Nadal's play, he is hungry for this title. So many troubles here in the past. - 2014 injury in the finals - last year's in the quarters to name a few. He looks so hungry now. Can't wait for the finals.

  8. 'Devastating'

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Russell Fuller

    BBC tennis correspondent at Melbourne Park

    A devastating performance from Rafa Nadal. He beats Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 6-4 6-0 - winning the last nine games. Eighteen consecutive sets won; Nadal has lost an average of eight games a match en route to the final.

  9. 'As good as you are going to see'

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    David Law

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra tennis commentator at Melbourne Park

    He's produced as good a performance as you are going to see.

    Nadal was inspirational to watch - a joy.

  10. BreakingGame, set and match - Nadal

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-6 Rafael Nadal

    Rafael Nadal

    A backhand return from Stefanos Tsitsipas finds the net and that is that for Rafael Nadal. He has not won a tournament here since 2009, but, 10 years on, has another chance.

    Nadal wins it 6-2 6-4 6-0 and is into his fifth Australian Open final.

    Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille will be against him on Sunday.

  11. Post update

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-5 Rafael Nadal*

    Match point for Nadal.

  12. Post update

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-5 Rafael Nadal*

    Well, that didn't last long. A swinging serve out wide to the Tsitsipas backhand, with Nadal wiping out that break point at the net. (deuce)

  13. Post update

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-5 Rafael Nadal*

    Break point for Tsitsipas. His first of the match.

  14. Post update

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-5 Rafael Nadal*

    Two more points will do it. (30-15)

    Rafael Nadal
  15. Post update

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-5 Rafael Nadal*

    One hour 39 minutes is all this match has taken so far. Nadal four points from the final.

  16. Nadal with a triple break

    Stefanos Tsitsipas 2-6 4-6 0-5 Rafael Nadal*

    Stefanos Tsitsipas looks dejected as Nadal now holds a triple break. Magnificent and relentless from the Spaniard. One of the best performances you could ever see in a Grand Slam semi-final.

    Tsitsipas has not played badly, but is on the verge of a crushing three-set defeat, but his time will definitely come again. Nadal to serve for the match.

    Stefanos Tsitsipas