Rafael Nadal thrashes Frances Tiafoe to reach Australian Open 2019 semi-final

Rafael Nadal has continued his serene progress at this year’s Australian Open with a quarter-final demolition over Frances Tiafoe.

Determined to avoid an upset, Nadal was merciless against the 20-year-old American Tiafoe, and sprinted to a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory in 1hr 47 min.

Nadal has not dropped a set all tournament and will face Tsitsipas on Thursday for a place in the final.

After the match, Nadal said that he is playing every match on merit, irrelevant of the opposition, he just wants to make the next round.

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