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Injured Nadal out of Australian Open

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) One point after his medical timeout in the fourth set, Rafael Nadal went to the rear of the court to squat and do a knee-raise, trying to stretch out his injured right leg.

Three games later - one point after his subsequent visit from the trainer - Nadal had to delay Marin Cilic's serve while trying to walk out the pain at the start of the fifth set.

After limping and wincing through two more games, and after failing to fend off a sixth break point, the 16-time major champion was out of the Australian Open.

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2018 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 R. Nadal 10,600
2 R. Federer 9,605
3 G. Dimitrov 4,990
4 A. Zverev 4,610
5 D. Thiem 4,060
6 M. Cilic 3,805
7 D. Goffin 3,775
8 S. Wawrinka 3,060
9 J. Sock 2,960
10 J. Del Potro 2,725
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Rank Player Points
1 S. Halep 6,425
2 C. Wozniacki 6,095
3 G. Muguruza 6,050
4 E. Svitolina 5,785
5 V. Williams 5,568
6 K. Pliskova 5,445
7 J. Ostapenko 4,901
8 C. Garcia 4,385
9 C. Vandeweghe 3,204
10 J. Konta 3,185
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