Tsitsipas beats Nadal in epic comeback

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Rafael Nadal's tilt at a record 21st grand slam will have to wait after Stefanos Tsitsipas delivered one of the sport's more extraordinary comebacks to beat the Spaniard in a five-set Australian Open classic.

Up two sets to love on Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday night, the world No.2 appeared well on his way to a 35th grand slam semi-final.

But the resolute Greek hunkered down to pinch the third set in a tiebreak, then went on to claim the match of the tournament, 3-6 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 7-5 to set up a match with Daniil Medvedev.