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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal has retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic.

Top-ranked Nadal saved five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then went to shake hands with the umpire and his opponent.

No. 6-seeded Cilic advanced with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0, retired .

Spain’s Rafael Nadal, right, walks from Croatia’s Marin Cilic after he withdrew injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Cilic will play a semifinal against No. 49-ranked Kyle Edmund, who earlier beat Grigor Dimitrov in four sets.

It was only the second time Nadal had retired during a Grand Slam match – the last time was also an Australian Open quarterfinal, in 2010 against Andy Murray.

On Tuesday night, he needed a medical timeout after going down 4-1 in the fourth set, getting treatment on his upper right leg and hip.

He returned but was clearly bothered by the injury, limping and trying to stretch between points.

Cilic had only previously beaten Nadal once in their six previous matches – in their first match in 2009.

Spain's Rafael Nadal celebrates a point win against Croatia's Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Spain’s Rafael Nadal celebrates a point win against Croatia’s Marin Cilic during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Croatia's Marin Cilic reacts after winning a point against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Croatia’s Marin Cilic reacts after winning a point against Spain’s Rafael Nadal during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Britain's Kyle Edmund reacts after defeating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Britain’s Kyle Edmund reacts after defeating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov falls during his quarterfinal against Britain's Kyle Edmund at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov falls during his quarterfinal against Britain’s Kyle Edmund at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Belgium's Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Belgium’s Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Belgium's Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Belgium’s Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena following her quarterfinal loss to Belgium's Elise Mertens at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina waves as she leaves Rod Laver Arena following her quarterfinal loss to Belgium’s Elise Mertens at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Belgium's Elise Mertens hits forehand return to Ukraine's Elina Svitolina during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Belgium’s Elise Mertens hits forehand return to Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reaches for a return to Belgium's Elise Mertens during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina reaches for a return to Belgium’s Elise Mertens during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts after losing a point to Belgium's Elise Mertens during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina reacts after losing a point to Belgium’s Elise Mertens during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

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