June 19, 2021

Dominic Thiem Beats Rafael Nadal in Australian Open Quarterfinal

Thiem won in a thrilling four sets and will face Alexander Zverev in one semifinal. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are in the other.

Dominic Thiem beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Dominic Thiem beat top-seeded Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open quarterfinals on Wednesday.

MELBOURNE, Australia — There will be a new-generation men’s semifinal at the Australian Open when Dominic Thiem faces Alexander Zverev for a chance to take on one of the sport’s Big Three for a title.

Attacking and defending brilliantly, Thiem, 26, defeated No. 1 Rafael Nadal in four taut sets on Wednesday night, closing out Nadal by winning three tiebreakers.

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