Rafa retires from Australian Open after succumbing to a leg injury

Rafa retires from Australian Open after succumbing to a leg injury

World No 1 and 16-time major winner Rafael Nadal retired with a leg injury against Marin Cilic during his quarterfinal match at the Australian Open 2018 on Tuesday, thus ending his campaign this year. However, Nadal defended five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve. Last year’s runner-up then went to the umpire and his opponent to shake hands with them before he threw his headband in his kit bag in anger.