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  • 4:55 PM IST

    3rd set: It’s over. Nadal is into the semis. He won the third set 6-4 and the match 6-4, 7-6, 6-4.

  • 4:42 PM IST

    3rd set: Nadal only needs one break while Raonic’s best hope of staying
    alive looks like dragging this to another tie-break.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    3rd set: Score is 4-3 now with Nadal leading at present.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    3rd set: Score is 2-2 and all four games have been won with consummate ease.

  • 4:21 PM IST

    3rd set: It’s 1-1 in the third set

  • 4:13 PM IST

    2nd set: Nadal wins the second set 7-6 and he will look to wrap up the match in the third set.

  • 4:11 PM IST

    2nd set: Once again it’s all equal here as the score is 6-6.

  • 4:04 PM IST

    2nd set: Stunning. Raonic produces arguably his best point of the night when he needed the most. Score is 5-3 with Raonic leading at present.

  • 3:58 PM IST

    2nd set: It’s a neck to neck to competition going at present as the score is 6-6

  • 3:40 PM IST

    2nd set: Quite an even 2nd set so far between Nadal & Raonic. No breaks of serve, 4-4.

Milos Raonic is set to take on Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. With the top two seeds — Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic — out of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of 2017 is there for the taking.

Raonic advanced to the Australian Open quarter-final for the third straight year with a four-set victory over Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut. Nadal advanced with a hard-fought victory over world Gael Monfils.

Raonic and Nadal have met eight times, with the Spaniard winning six. However, Raonic has bested Nadal in two of their last three meetings — including winning 19 days ago in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

Raonic has yet to win a major championship but had a successful 2016, appearing in the semifinals at the Australian Open as well as in the final in Wimbledon. Both of those eventual loses came against world No. 1 Andy Murray — who was recently upset by 50th ranked Mischa Zverev.

Nadal, on the other hand, has won 14 career Grand Slam titles but hasn’t hoisted a major trophy since the 2014 French Open. The 30-year-old won the Australian Open once in his career (2009).