Australian Open: Rafael Nadal slams tour organisers for workload after retirement against Marin Cilic – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Spain's Rafael Nadal receives treatment from a trainer at the Australian Open.World number one Rafael Nadal has savaged tennis tour organisers after retiring injured in the fifth set of his quarter-final clash with Marin Cilic.

After a battle of nearly four hours, Nadal succumbed to pain high in his right leg before conceding the match to Croatia’s Cilic 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-2, 2-0 on Rod Laver Arena.

It has prompted Nadal to question the intense tennis schedule and workload, saying injuries are jeopardising many tennis stars’ futures.

via Australian Open: Rafael Nadal slams tour organisers for workload after retirement against Marin Cilic – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)