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Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 12:40 AM IST

Australian Open 2018: World No 1 Rafael Nadal retires hurt, Marin Cilic into semi-final

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Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after retiring against Marin Cilic during their quarter-finals match. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST  |

Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after retiring against Marin Cilic during their quarter-finals match. / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST |

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Melbourne: World number one Rafael Nadal retired hurt from the Australian Open quarter-final match against Marin Cilic on Tuesday.

The Spaniard retired in the fifth set of the game, trailing 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, 2-6, 0-2 here at the Rod Laver Arena.

The sixteen-time Grand Slam winner appeared in clear pain while playing and also took a medical time-out in the fourth set for treatment for an apparent hip injury.

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Nadal’s retirement has thus setup a semifinal showdown between Cilic and Kyle Edmund on Thursday.

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Published on: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 06:29 PM IST
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