Murray, Cilic extended stay for another round

Andy Murray advances into semis after Rafael Nadal quit due to a right knee injury with Murray leading 6-3 7-6(2) 3-0.

“Is not a lot of history because was during the match … in the end of the second set in one drop,” Nadal said. “And I felt similar thing to what I had last year.

“After that I can’t go on … was impossible to win the match.    So I said,   ‘Well, no repeat the same mistake like I had last year.’   I go to the limit, but not cross the limit, no?”   I say sorry to Andy for that,”

For that . . . good thinking, why bother continuing the game if you think you might have the same problem before,  its only the first month of the year.

Nadal ranking could fall as No. 4 as he was depending his points for winning the Australian Open title last year.   ” If ”  Murray can make it to the final,  Djokovic might replace him at No. 2 next week.

Rafael Nadal of Spain receives medical attention in his quarter-final match against Andy Murray of Britain.

The 21-year-old Marin Cilic of Croatia beat an injured seventh seed Andy Roddick 7-6 6-3 3-6 2-6 6-3 to advance into semis.

He started to play pretty good in the beginning of the third,” said Cilic.   “(He) was putting a lot of pressure on me.   Then I got lost a bit.   It wasn’t easy to come back.

Roddick had suffered pain in his right shoulder, that extended down his arm and into his hand.

012710 /  Australian Open

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