The Latest: Thiem tops Nadal in 4 sets at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):
Top-seeded Rafael Nadal has lost to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals in four sets at Melbourne Park.
Nadal had been trying to win his 20th Grand Slam title to tie Roger Federer’s record for men.
Thiem did to Nadal what Nadal does to so many opponents: hustling after every ball, slugging away from the baseline and finding the right spots to go to the net.
Thiem had lost all five previous Grand Slam matches he played against Nadal, including each of the past two French Open finals.
Thiem reached his first Australian Open semifinal and will play Alexander Zverev for a berth in the title match.