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Rafael Nadal confirms he has muscle injury in leg

Spain’s Rafael Nadal grimaces as he walks on court while preparing to serve to Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their men’s singles quarter-finals match on day nine of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 23, 2018. (AFP)
MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal says he had an MRI conducted on Wednesday morning and it confirmed he has a muscle injury in his upper right leg.
The top-ranked Nadal retired from his quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic on Tuesday night while trailing 0-2 in the fifth set. It was only the second time in his career he's retired during a Grand Slam match.
He says he expects the injury to heal in three weeks and he'll return to the tour in Acapulco, Mexico, at the end of February.