Nadal eyes Australian Open semis berth

ANI | Updated: Jan 23, 2018 09:59 IST

Melbourne [Australia], Jan 23 (ANI): World number one Rafael Nadal will continue his quest for second Australian Open title as he faces Marin Cilic in the quarter-finals in the opening night match on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday.

If Nadal beats Cilic, it will be the Spaniard's second successive Australian Open semi-final. He lost to second seed Roger Federer in title clash last year.

The sixteen-time Grand Slam winner has a 5-1 career win record against Cilic, who won the US Open in 2014 and was a finalist at Wimbledon last year.

In another men's singles quarter-finals Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov will face Kyle Edmund.

Meanwhile, in women's singles second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki, who could return to the No. 1 ranking with a win here, will play Carla Suarez Navarro. (ANI)