Rafael Nadal loses to Marin Cilic in Australian Open men's singles quarters

23 January 2018, 06:22 PM
Rafael Nadal loses to Marin Cilic in Australian Open men's singles quarters(Image Courtesy: IANS)
Rafael Nadal loses to Marin Cilic in Australian Open men's singles quarters(Image Courtesy: IANS)

Top seed Rafael Nadal lost to sixth seed Marin Cilic in the men's singles quarters of the Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday.

In a closely contested match that went the distance, Rafael was plagued by a leg injury in the deciding fifth set and withdrew from the match when trailing with 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2, 2-0.

The win helped Cilic set up a semifinal encounter with unseeded Kyle Edmund.

The giant killing Edmund stunned third seed Grigor Dimitrov in the first quarter finals played earlier in the day.

First Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 06:12 PM
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