Australian Open 2020 Day 10 HIGHLIGHTS: Dominic Thiem ended six years of Grand Slam frustration against Rafa Nadal on Wednesday with a seismic 7-6(3) 7-6(4) 4-6 7-6(6) upset that booked his maiden Australian Open semi-final and rocked the old guard of men’s tennis. After a win that quashed doubts about the Austrian’s prowess on hardcourts, the 26-year-old will face Alex Zverev for a place in the final, a match-up scarcely imaginable at the start of the tournament. Fifth seed Thiem will head into Friday’s clash against the young German brimming with confidence, having ended Nadal’s bid for a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title. Turning the tables on the man who beat him in two French Open finals and three other Grand Slam duels, Thiem became only the second Austrian to reach the last four at Melbourne Park, following Thomas Muster’s runs in 1989 and 1997.
Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza play the women’s singles Australian Open quarter-finals while Alexander Zverev takes on Stan Wawrinka in the Day Session. Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem face off in the last singles match of the day in the Night Session. Alexander Zverev advanced to his very first Grand Slam semi-final as he beat former Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka 1-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 in two hours and 18 minutes. Zverev will face Thiem, will takes place in the afternoon according to India time.
Earlier, Simona Halep made it to the semi-finals after the first singles match of the day and with Garbine Muguruza defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second quarter-final, the two will face off on Thursday in the semis.
On Tuesday, Ashleigh Barty and Sofia Kenin reached the women’s singles semi-finals while among the men, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic set up a semi-final showdown.