Tipsarevic's retirement sends Almagro into quarters

Last Updated: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 09:40 hrs

Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Tenth seed Nicolas Almagro will meet fellow Spaniard David Ferrrer in the men's singles quarterfinals at the Australian Open after his fourth-round opponent Janko Tipsarevic retired injured here Sunday.

The eighth-seeded Serb Tipsarevic received a treatment on a foot injury and decided to quit when he was trailing 5-1 in the second set. Almagro won the first set 6-2, Xinhua reports.

It is going to be Almagro's first quarterfinal appearance at Melbourne Park after making the last eight three times at the French Open.

Almagro will play against fourth seed Ferrer for a berth in the semifinals, who beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets.

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