Nadal, 32, warned the 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who knocked out Roger Federer in the fourth round, to be ready as the Spaniard would be at his best in Thursday evening’s semi-final.
South Africa’s Raven Klaasen and his New Zealand partner, Michael Venus, were knocked out in the quarter-final of the men’s doubles at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
Roger Federer’s bid for a hat-trick of Australian Open titles was crushed on Sunday as Greek wunderkind Stefanos Tsitsipas rose up to floor the Swiss master and become his nation’s first Grand Slam quarter-finalist.
Serena Williams has been beaten in her second round match at the Cincinnati Masters in the US. She was beaten in three sets by 8th seed Petra Kvitova.