Former champion Nadal had not reached the last eight in a
major since the 2015 French Open, so he celebrated wildly after
closing out the two-hour 56-minute clash at a packed Rod Laver
It was not the most convincing of wins for the 30-year-old
Spaniard, who was rattled when Monfils rallied in the fourth
set, but the 14-times grand slam champion was clinical when it
counted to keep his pursuit of a 15th major title alive.
Nadal will meet third seed Milos Raonic for a place in the
(Editing by Ed Osmond)
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