Agencia EFEJanuary 14, 2014 11:19
International Sports Desk, Jan 14 (EFE).- Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the second round of the Australian Open when his opponent, Australia's Bernard Tomic, retired due to an injury.
Nadal, the top seed, was up 6-4 in the match when Tomic was forced to stop playing.
The Australian player sustained a groin injury in practice earlier this week and requested medical assistance at the start of the match.
The 21-year-old Tomic played through the first set and was broken in the 9th game, giving Nadal the opportunity to serve for the set.