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Australian Open Day Nine

Published 1206 GMT (2006 HKT) January 27, 2015
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A dejected Rafael Nadal waits to shake hands at the net with Tomas Berdych. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Nadal lost in straight sets in the quarterfinals 6-2 6-0 7-6 (5). It was his most lopsided defeat at a major in six years. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Berdych snapped a 17-match losing streak against Nadal. Nobody beats him 18 times in a row. GREG WOOD/AFP/Getty Images
Andy Murray broke Aussie hearts when he eased past Nick Kyrgios in straight sets later Tuesday at Rod Laver Arena. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
The 19-year-old Kyrgios won a few highlight-reel points but Murray wore him down. Hannah Peters/Getty Images
The highest-profile women's match saw Maria Sharapova take on Eugenie Bouchard. But it was no contest. Sharapova, seen here, prevailed 6-3 6-2 in the quarterfinals. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images
Bouchard, who looked up to Sharapova when she was younger, made 30 unforced errors. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Sharapova is bidding to end a seven-year drought at majors outside Roland Garros. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
Four Bouchards on the court might not have been enough to beat Sharapova. Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
Sharapova's opponent in the semifinals is fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova, not Simona Halep. Makarova upset Halep 6-4 6-0. MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)