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

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.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Assem Sharma | Updated on: 23 Jan 2018, 06:22:06 PM
Rafael Nadal loses to Marin Cilic in Australian Open men's singles quarters(Image Courtesy: IANS)

New Delhi :

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.

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First Published : 23 Jan 2018, 06:21:41 PM

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