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Australian Open 2018: Nadal out after struggling 3 hours in court

Australian Open 2018: Nadal out after struggling 3 hours in court
Written by Abhishek Lohia

After Djokovic, now Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open 2018, The No-1 rank holder Rafael Nadal is now out of this tournament. He was retired hurt in the fifth set of an amazing quarter-final against Rank 7 Marin Cilic.

Score of this match was equal till the fourth set, but in the last set Nadal is retired hurt and Marin cilic registered himself for the semi-final against Edmond.

This was the second time in total 264 Grand-Slam matches when Nadal has retired from the court. Nadal took a medical time-out to take out him from this condition but it didn’t recover him. He retired after the two games of the fifth set and headed to the net by shake hands.

Nadal made a strong start of this match, by winning the first set with the difference of 6-3. Most of points Nadal get by the Backhand error of the Cilic.  On the next set, Cilic counter back in this game with a difference of 3-6, he has corrected his backhand mistake in this game.

Cilic got his first victory over Nadal since 2009 and send himself to his first Australian Open Semi-Final. Cilic said; – Rafa is incredible, this is the best match of my life, he is an unbelievable competitor and always gives his best in every match”.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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