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Australian Open: Novak Djokovic romps into semis as Kei Nishikori retires

AFP
Published Jan 23, 2019, 3:39 pm IST
Updated Jan 23, 2019, 3:39 pm IST
Top seed Djokovic will meet 28th seed Lucas Pouille on Friday.
Nishikori had endured three five-set epics during a marathon 13hr 47min on court before the quarter-final clash and suffered a thigh injury in the first set. (Photo: AP)
 Nishikori had endured three five-set epics during a marathon 13hr 47min on court before the quarter-final clash and suffered a thigh injury in the first set. (Photo: AP)

Melbourne: World number one Novak Djokovic reached the Australian Open semi-finals in a hurry Wednesday as an ailing Kei Nishikori retired when losing 6-1, 4-1.

Nishikori had endured three five-set epics during a marathon 13hr 47min on court before the quarter-final clash and suffered a thigh injury in the first set.

 

Top seed Djokovic will meet 28th seed Lucas Pouille on Friday after the Frenchman reached his first Grand Slam semi-final by ousting Milos Raonic in four sets.

 

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