Nadal was pushed to five sets by Zverev.
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Rafael Nadal struggled into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since 2015 at the Australian Open Monday, as Serena Williams accelerated toward a record title and the No. 1 ranking.Nadal, 30, was also pushed to five sets by Alexander Zverev, 19, in round three, but he has survived to reach his first major quarterfinal since the 2015 French Open.The Spanish world No. 9 now has an excellent chance to add to his 14 Grand Slam titles after world No. 1 Andy Murray and title-holder Novak Djokovic were both knocked out.Mirjana Lucic-Baroni wrote another chapter in her fairy-tale career revival when she beat American qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 18 years.In the men's draw, David Goffin put away Austria's Dominic Thiem 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-2 to become the first Belgian man to reach the Australian quarterfinals.
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