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Nadal beaten at Australian Open

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Dejected Rafeal Nadal after beaten by Tomas Berdych at Australian Open Dejected Rafeal Nadal after beaten by Tomas Berdych at Australian Open Tomas Berdych ended a 17-match losing streak against Rafael Nadal as he outplayed the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

The Czech, seeded seventh, won 6-2 6-0 7-6 (7-5) and will face Andy Murray or Nick Kyrgios in the last four.

Berdych, 29, began working with Murray's former coach Dani Vallverdu at the end of 2014.

An 18th successive defeat by third seed Nadal would have set a new record for men's tennis.

Nine years after his last victory against the 14-time Grand Slam champion, Berdych took full advantage of an opponent struggling desperately to find his game.

Nadal, 28, was playing only his 12th match since Wimbledon last summer, and his first against a top-10 opponent since he beat Novak Djokovic in the French Open final in June.

A wrist injury and appendicitis decimated the second half of 2014 for the Spaniard and the lack of big matches told in dramatic style on Tuesday.

He won just two games in the first hour of play, failing to register a single point behind his second serve and underpowered on his usually fearsome forehand.

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