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Australian Open 2018, Day 9: Rafael Nadal vs Marin Cilic, Live Updates

Cilic def Nadal (ret) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2, 2-0 to enter SFs
Updated: 23 January 2018 17:40 IST - Published: 23 January 2018 12:22 IST
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And that wraps up our live coverage of Day 9 of the 2018 Australian Open.

Thanks for staying with us.

Do join us tomorrow for the live updates from Day 10 of the season's opening Major.

Goodbye!
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Final score: Cilic def Nadal (ret) - 3-6, 6-3, 6-7(5), 6-2, 2-0
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Cilic deserves his place in the semi-finals.
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But all credit to Cilic. He was the more aggressive player and hit fearlessly.
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Rafa's physical woes continue. He could hardly run from the start of the 4th set. He could hardly push himself on serve.
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Cilic was up 2-0 in the fifth set
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Rafa retires!
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BREAK

This time Cilic breaks!
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Another break point here
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Rafa saved that.

Clearly not pushing much on the right leg
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Rafa saved three break points on his serve and faces yet another.
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Cilic begins the decider with a 1-0 lead
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And we are going the distance!


Rafa asked for the physio again.
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SET

No, Rafa can't hold. Cilic breaks and takes the fourth set 6-2

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Can Rafa hold and stretch this set?
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And Cilic holds to lead 5-2
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And pretty much pumped up as well.

40-30 on serve
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Cilic is coming up with serve and a first strike.
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Rafa HOLDS!

2-4
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And Rafa saves 3 bps!
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Cilic squanders 2 bps
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0-40


Three break points
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The thigh strain must be bothering him.
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Rafa is not at all trying.

0-30
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Nadal is back to serving, but evidently not running much
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