Roger Federer moved to within two wins of a 100th career title after coming through a tough test in difficult conditions against Marton Fucsovics to reach the Dubai Championships semi-finals.
Roger Federer was challenged by Fernando Verdasco before defeating the Spanish veteran 6-3 3-6 6-3, reaching the quarter-finals of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
The 20-time Grand Slam champion, whose sole French Open title came in 2009, has preferred to skip the European clay season over the last two seasons to manage his schedule.
"For the first time I play as if I was at home," said 20-year-old Tsitsipas, who reached the semi-finals at the Australian Open last month.
Naomi Osaka is the first woman to win two major championships in a row since Williams picked up four straight in 2014-15 and has clearly marked herself as tennis' new star.
Nadal's win put him into his fifth Australian Open final and will face either top-seeded Novak Djokovic or Lucas Pouille at the final.
Karolina Pliskova advances to meet Naomi Osaka in the semifinal.
Serena Williams crushed Ukrainian teenager Dayana Yastremska 6-2, 6-1 as she marched towards an eighth Australian Open title.
Russia's Maria Sharapova screamed in delight after converting her third breakpoint in the seventh game of the third set with a scorching forehand to break defending champion Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki and seal victory.
Serena Williams was relentless in her first appearance at Melbourne Park since winning the title in 2017, losing only five points in the opening set on her way to a 6-0, 6-2 win over Tatjana Maria in just 49 minutes.
Frenchman Mouratoglou, who has guided Williams to the last 10 of her 23 Grand Slam titles, felt the American great was in “decent shape” when she reached last year’s finals at Wimbledon and the US Open.
Roberto Bautista Agut took Novak Djokovic's serve in the second game of the final set for the decisive break and secured victory on his first match point.
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