Tomas Berdych ended a 17-match losing streak against Rafael Nadal as he outplayed the Spaniard to reach the Australian Open semi- finals.

The Czech, seeded seventh, won 6-2 6-0 7-6 (7-5) and will face Andy Murray or Nick Kyrgios in the last four.

Berdych, 29, began working with Murray’s former coach Dani Vallverdu at the end of 2014.

An 18th successive defeat by third seed Nadal would have set a new record for men’s tennis.

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