Australian Open 2019: Rafael Nadal 6-4 for title after thumping Frances Tiafoe
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Second seed Rafael Nadal is 6-4 to win the Australian Open after making the semi-finals with a straight-sets triumph over unseeded American Frances Tiafoe.
The 2009 Australian Open winner, who was as short as 1-33 for victory in Melbourne, will face a semi-final tie with Greek starlet Stefanos Tsitsipas, who followed up his win over Roger Federer by defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.
Tsitsipas, 20, is a best-priced 10-1 to land his first Grand Slam title after becoming the youngest player to reach the last four of this major since 2003.
He beat the experienced Bautista Agut, who had impressed in Melbourne when seeing off Andy Murray, Karen Khachanov and Marin Cilic.
Petra Kvitova is a big favourite to beat Danielle Collins
In the women's singles, Petra Kvitova justified her price of 4-6 against 15th seed Ashleigh Barty with a 6-1 6-4 win, taking the first set in just 27 minutes.
Kvitova is 9-4 with Hills to win her first Australian Open title and is 1-4 with most firms to end the superb run of Danielle Collins in the last four.
Collins, who dismantled Angelique Kerber 6-0 6-2 in the round of 16, fought back from a set down to win her last-eight clash with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Rod Laver Arena.
The 25-year-old had never won a match in the main draw of a Grand Slam before this tournament and demonstrated composure to come from behind to dispatch Pavlyuchenkova.
Novak Djokovic, the 6-5 tournament favourite, plays eighth seed Kei Nishikori in his quarter-final, while Serena Williams, who leads the women's singles outright market at 13-8, meets Karolina Pliskova.
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