(CNN) – Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal was defeated by Greek Stéfanos Tsitsipas in the first Grand Slam of the season, the Australian Open. Tsitsipas recovered after losing two sets to Nadal and reached the semi-finals of the tournament.
Tsitsipas beat Nadal, the world number 2, 3-6, 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6- 4 and 7-5.
It will be the second Australian Open semi-final for Tsitsipas.
Only two men have recovered from two sets against to beat Nadal in a Grand Slam: Fabio Fognini at the US Open in 2015 and now Greek sensation Tsitsipas.
Nadal remains tied with the great Swiss Roger Federer for 20 Grand Slam titles. Serbian Novak Djokovic is three behind with 17.
Men's semi-final lineup in Melbourne is now complete with two Russians in last four
Defending champion Novak Djokovic, seeking a record-setting ninth Australian Open title , will meet Russian qualifier Aslan Karatsev on Thursday.
Tsitsipas will meet Russian qualifier Daniil Medvedev on Friday.