Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal recovered from second round scare. Getty

Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych meet in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Where to watch live

Live coverage of Nadal v Berdych will again be available through British Eurosport for UK viewers and on BBC Radio Five Live Sports Extra, while live updates will also be available through the Australian Open's official website.

Their clash is third on the Rod Laver Arena and will follow Ekaterina Makarova v Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard v Maria Sharapova.


Things have changed quickly in the past week for Rafael Nadal. The Spaniard was close to an exit in just the second round during his troubled clash with Tim Smyczek when his plans were derailed after complaining of dizziness and nausea.

The 14-time Grand Slam winner dug deep to progress, though, and while he was was forced to draw upon his powers of recovery to save six break points within the opening in his fourth round clash with Kevin Anderson, his dominant win over the South African made it evidently clear he is back on the right track.

Meanwhile, Berdych was in inspired form as he overcame Bernard Tomic 6-2 7-6 6-2 in his fourth-round encounter. The seventh seed is yet to drop a set in Melbourne this year, having reached his third consecutive quarter-finals, but will have to produce something special to put a dent in Nadal's armour, even if the Spaniard is not operating quite at the peak of his powers.

What they said

Rafael Nadal: "It doesn't matter what happened in the past. It is a different story this time. Different moment for me, different moment for him. The way we arrive to that match is not going to affect what happens in the match. I'm sure of that.

"He's a great player. I have success against him, but I have the chances to lose against him. I remember in 2012 I had a very, very tough match against him here [in the quarter-finals]. I was close to being two sets to love down. He's a player that is top level."

Tomas Berdych: "Every slam is different. Every opponent, even if is the same one, then the match is different. So, no. It's going to start from 0-0. That's how it is. No comparing with the past. Just trying to be in this time and looking forward to it.

"I was feeling good on the court. It's not easy, the crowd was great but they're on the other side. I'm not complaining about it but I'm just saying that was the set-up of today's match. I'm happy with the way I handled it and glad to be in the quarter-finals."

Betting odds (via William Hill)

Nadal: 8/15

Berdych: 6/4


Nadal 18-3 Berdych

Previous meetings at the Australian Open

2012 – Nadal wins 6-7(5) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-3