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Federer And Nadal Reach Quarter-Finals Of 2018 Australian Open

Federer And Nadal Reach Quarter-Finals Of 2018 Australian Open

It is a fifth grand slam semi-final for Cilic, who has gone on to reach two finals, winning the US Open in 2014 and losing in the final of Wimbledon last summer to Roger Federer.

Rafael Nadal, who was seeded first at Australian Open, saw a dramatic end to his tournament on Tuesday.

World number one Rafael Nadal has savaged tennis tour organisers after retiring injured in the fifth set of his quarter-final clash with Marin Cilic.

Nadal took a medical timeout trailing 1-4 the fourth set and a trainer treated his right leg and upper thigh.

Down two sets, Cilic broke Edmund's serve twice in the third and swiftly closed the match out.

After his quarterfinal win over Tomas Berdych at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, Federer said he sent a text message to Nadal before he went to sleep, adding, "I'm happy the news is not awful".

The Spaniard had earlier announced that he will not compete in Spain's Davis Cup tie against Great Britain, between February 2 and February 4. He will now play another British player in Kyle Edmund.

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Federer defeated No.19 seed Tomas Berdych to advance to the semi-finals, where he'll play Hyeon Chung.

A first Australian Open final beckons Thursday for either Marin Cilic or Kyle Edmund, with three of the four women in action also gunning for a new Melbourne experience. I think overall, I'm feeling really good - and that's thanks to my guys, my fitness coach, they are making me work really hard. I am a positive person and I can be positive, but today is an opportunity lost to be in the semifinals of a Grand Slam.

"I noticed in the third game in the third set, he let a couple of balls go", said Cilic.

Wozniacki beat unseeded Belgian Elise Mertens 6-3, 7-6 (7/2) after a late wobble when she was broken serving for the match at 5-4 in the second set.

"It's not my hip, but I can't tell you exactly the muscle", a despondent Nadal said after he limped slowly into his post-match press conference in obvious discomfort.

"It was an unbelievable performance from the both of us and it is really unfortunate for Rafa, he's an unbelievable competitor, always gives his best and it's very unfortunate to finish this way for him", Cilic said.


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