Rafa Nadal seems to have overcome his previous injuries and poor form to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open by beating Milos Raonic 6-4, 7-6 (9-7), 6-4. The Spaniard is to face 15th seed Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in the next round.
This Open has been a bit of a ‘comeback’ special what with Nadal and Federer both back on form and in to the semis. Federer (17) is due to play Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka (4) in the other semi-final.
In the Women’s semi-finals, unseeded Coco Vandeweghe (US) will play Venus Williams (13) and unseeded Mirjana Lučić-Baroni (Cro) is set to play no. 2 seed Serena Williams tomorrow (Thurs 26th January)
Could this be the year of the underdog?