Monday 24 September 2018

Nadal retires injured as Cilic sets up Australian Open semi-final against Britain's Kyle Edmund

Spain's Rafael Nadal receives medical attention during his match against Croatia's Marin Cilic
Spain's Rafael Nadal receives medical attention during his match against Croatia's Marin Cilic

Ian Ransom

Marin Cilic advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday after top seed Rafa Nadal retired hurt when trailing 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 2-0 in their match at Rod Laver Arena.

Nadal took a medical time-out late in the fourth set for treatment on an apparent hip injury and was clearly struggling as he battled on in the evening match.

After being broken to fall behind 2-0 in the fifth, Nadal called it quits, and shook hands ruefully with the chair umpire and Cilic.

Sixth seed Cilic will meet Briton Kyle Edmund for a place in the final.

Reuters

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