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Live Reporting

By Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    What a match. Hopefully you enjoyed that as much as we did.

    We will have our next live coverage in the early hours of Thursday morning with the women's semi-finals.

    Thanks for joining us and until next time, bye for now.

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    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    BBC Two

    If you want to watch the highlights of this game (and believe me, you do) it will be in our programme on BBC Two at 15:15 GMT. Enjoy.

  3. Today's other tennis stories

    A reminder of the other tennis stories today...

  4. Thiem stuns Nadal to reach semi-final - read the report

    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    Jonathan Jurejko

    BBC Sport at Melbourne Park

    Dominic Thiem

    Spanish top seed Rafael Nadal was denied a place in the Australian Open semi-finals after Austria's Dominic Thiem rattled him with a powerful display to win a four-set thriller.

    Fifth seed Thiem won 7-6 (7-3) 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 7-6 (8-6) at Melbourne Park.

    Thiem missed two match points before taking a third to win in four hours and 10 minutes. The 26-year-old will now face Germany's Alexander Zverev on Friday - a first semi-final in Melbourne for both men.

    Either Serbia's defending champion Novak Djokovic or Swiss third seed Roger Federer will await the winner in Sunday's final.

    Thiem missed the chance to serve out the match at 5-4 in the fourth, becoming jittery with three unforced errors and a double fault as Nadal levelled by doing little to earn it.

    But Thiem regrouped to win the third tie-break of a thrilling contest against the 19-time Grand Slam champion.

  5. Get Involved #bbctennis

    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    Aamer Iqbal: Brilliant match. Thought Thiem was going to bottle it. 49 games of excellent competition, compared to the earlier 14 game steam rolling of Kontaveit.

    James Harrison: I don't care which one it is, as long as a new guy wins a Slam!

    Saam: Incredible effort from Thiem to win against an always battling Nadal. Has Nadal ever lost three tie-breaks in a match before today?

  6. 'I'm very happy'

    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    Some quotes now from the winner, Dominic Thiem, who says: "I just wanted to stay in the match then I got a break and had a special situation serving for the match.

    "It was a mentally tough situation and I couldn't handle it but I turned it around in the tie-breaker. There are demons in the head, everyone has it and I was just rushing too much, changing the tactics from the match and that's wrong.

    "You have to deal with these situations and I'm very happy we won the tie-break or we would've been in the fifth now."

  7. Get Involved #bbctennis

    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    Amy Walkers: So on one hand you have what will be another Federer v Djokovic classic epic semi final match, on the other a new guard semi final. V exciting!

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    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    That was four hours 10 minutes of tennis of the absolute highest order. What a match and what a victory for Dominic Thiem, into the final four at Melbourne for the first time.

  9. Game, set and match - Thiem

    Nadal 6-7 (3-7) 6-7 (4-7) 6-4 6-7 (6-8) Thiem

    He has done it. What a performance from Dominic Thiem. He has knocked out Rafael Nadal, the world number one and Thiem will now play Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.

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    What a shot from Thiem. He gets lucky as it clips the cord and goes in. 7-6 Thiem. Match point number three, again on his serve.

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    Roger Federer saved seven match points against Tennys Sandgren in his quarter-final. Rafael Nadal has now saved two.

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    A lob to the baseline from Thiem is called in. Nadal challenges. It is out, Nadal survives two match points.

    Is Thiem going to be having nightmares about that missed forehand a few seconds earlier?


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    What a chance for Thiem, it is there on his forehand, he slaps it into the net. 6-5 Thiem, but Nadal is now serving, match-point down.

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    Is this the moment?

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    Two match points for Thiem. 6-4.

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    A cracking rally and Thiem tries to go down the line but hits the top part of the net. But Thiem is 5-4 up with two serves to come. Win them both and he's in the next round.