Rafael Nadal sailed into the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-set defeat of the big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in two hours and 44 minutes.
Rafa reached the last four in Melbourne for a 5th time with a 6-4, 7-6(7), 6-4 win.
2009 champ, seeded 9th as he seeks an 15th Grand Slam title, faces Grigor Dimitrov in the last four.
After the match, Rafa said:
I am not a very arrogant person so I always have doubts. It’s normal, even when I was winning a lot I had doubts so you can imagine when I wasn’t…
I had a great career, but a lot of tough moments. That makes me enjoy this even more.