EFEMelbourne, Australia

Rafael Nadal resisted a comeback from Denis Shapovalov to make the Australian Open semifinals after a grueling five-set epic.

The Spaniard, seeded sixth, won 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 3-6, 6-3 to set up a clash with either Gael Monfils or Matteo Berrettini.

“I was completely destroyed after that,” Nadal said following his victory against Canadian Shapovalov, 14th seed. EFE