Result: Janko Tipsarevic retires, Nicolas Almagro advances

Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Nicolas Almagro shake hands after Tipsarevic retired injured in the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis championship on January 20, 2013
© AP Photos
Janko Tipsarevic's retirement sees Nicolas Almagro go on to face David Ferrer in an all-Spanish quarter-final at the Australian Open.

Janko Tipsarevic has been forced to retire in the second set of his Australian Open fourth-round encounter with Nicolas Almagro.

The Serb - who has endured two gruelling five-setters this week - was a set and two breaks down, but had been severely hampered by an injury to his left foot, which required heavy strapping.

Almagro was in control from an early stage, securing two breaks of serve on his way to wrapping up the set 6-2.

The Spaniard then broke early in the second to take full control of the contest.

Tipsarevic did force a break point in the second set, but could not profit from it. The world number nine called it a day after Almagro moved 5-1 in front.

The 10th seed will now face David Ferrer in the last eight.

Spain's David Ferrer celebrates winning his fourth round match at the  Australian Open tennis championship on January 20, 2013
Read Next:
Ferrer: "It was a tough match"
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



ATP RankingsPoints
1Scotland flag Andy Murray7,750
2Spain Rafael Nadal7,555
3Switzerland Roger Federer7,145
4Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka5,780
5Serbia Novak Djokovic5,325
6Croatia Marin Cilic5,155
7Alexander Zverev4,470
8Austria Dominic Thiem4,030
9Japan Kei Nishikori3,285
10Canada Milos Raonic3,230
11Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov3,070
12France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga2,770
13Belgium David Goffin2,560
14Spain Roberto Bautista Agut2,425
15Czech Republic Tomas Berdych2,390
16United States Jack Sock2,335
17Pablo Carreno Busta2,305
18Lucas Pouille2,220
19United States John Isner2,110
20United States Sam Querrey2,060
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand