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Australian Open 2020: Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios to reach Quarter Finals

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Nadal see’s off Kyrgios in four sets to progress into the last eight of the Australian Open

Top seed Rafael Nadal faced his toughest test yet against 23rd seed Nick Kyrgios. Nadal had yet to drop a set during this tournament and had been in fine form in the previous rounds.

Kyrgios put on a show for his Australian home crowd however Nadal controlled for the majority of the meeting, the Spaniard pulling through four sets to one (6-3 3-6 7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-4.)

Nadal is now set to face fifth seed Dominic Thiem in the semi finals on Wednesday, with the Spaniard being strong favourite to beat the Austrian. The tie on Wednesday will be Nadal’s 12th quarter final at the Australian Open as well as his 41st Grand Slam quarter final appearance.

Nadal is currently placed at odds of 1/3 to win whereas Dominic Thiem currently sits at 9/4 to win.

Jacob graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Reading. An avid footballer, he spent time under the FAW academy programme as well as Cardiff Corinthians. Later going on to play for his university and Wellington United whilst residing in New Zealand. He currently resides between Montreal and Bath. You can contact him at jake@sportingferret.com

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