Dominic Thiem knocks out Rafael Nadal in Australian Open

Thiem beats Rafael Nadal for the first time in a Grand Slam.

World number one Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard has been bundled out in the Australian Open. [Photo/Sports Center]

-Dominic Thiem to go against Alexander Zverev in the semi-finals.

-Thiem makes his first-ever semi-final in the Australian Open.

A superb performance from the Austrian Dominic Thiem has knocked out world number one tennis maestro Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open.

The shocking results of 7-6 7-6 4-6 7-6  now secure Thiem a spot in the semi-finals where he will face 22-year-old German Alexander Zverev.

Thiem win has stopped Nadal’s quest for his 20th Grand Slam singles in the match that took four hours.

Austrian Dominic Thiem.

The win means that Thiem has beaten Rafael Nadal for the first time in a Grand Slam as his best-ever run at the #AusOpen.