Rafael Nadal was at his grittiest best as he thrashed the hopes of Raonic in 3 sets to bag a place in the semi-final of the opening Grand Slam. Nadal was at his potential best as his serves were on point and his forehands compelling. There was very little the Canadian could do.
The memories of 2009 clash between Federer and Nadal seem to crawl up as now both the players will be in their respective semi-final in 2017. And the possibility of a Fedal Final is just a step away.
Here is how twitter reacted to the sensational game by Nadal.
VAMOS! #Nadal is through to the quarters!
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 23, 2017
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2017
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) January 25, 2017
Great from Nadal. Raonic is showing the hallmarks of a choker though. Had him down to win this one comfortably. #AusOpen
— Will Marsden (@WillMarsden85) January 25, 2017
— James sinclair (@JamesSinky83) January 25, 2017
— Tennisweek.de (@TennisweekDE) January 25, 2017
— Kamini like harmony (@KaminiPather) January 25, 2017
— bet365_aus (@bet365_aus) January 25, 2017