Rafael Nadal has beaten Milos Raonic to reach the Australian Open semi-finals, returning to the last four at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since winning the 2014 French Open. The Spaniard joined Roger Federer in the last four, keeping alive the prospect of a dream final between the two great rivals who have claimed 31 grand slam titles between them.

Serena Williams remains on course for her 23rd grand slam title by beating Britain's Johanna Konta and reaching her eighth Australian Open semi-finals. Her sister Venus continues her astonishing late-career revival by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to reach her first Australian Open semi-final in 14 years and becoming the oldest woman to reach the last four in Melbourne in the professional era. IBTimes UK presents the best photos of the action.