Is the beginning of a new era? Soon to say it, but Dominic Thiem's victory in the Australian Open 2020 quarter-finals against Rafael Nadal almost seems like a passing of the baton. The Austrian defeated the Spaniard in four exciting sets, with the final score of 7-6 (3) 7-6 (4) 4-6 7-6 (6), after 4 hours and 14 minutes of battle.
In the tie-break of the first set, Thiem made a crazy point thanks to an amazing forehand that surprised Nadal. In the Melbourne semifinal Thiem will meet Alexander Zverev, in what can be considered a first look at the imminent future.