Cilic, the world No. 6 and former US Open champion, won 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-2, 2-0 in 3hr 47min on Rod Laver Arena when Nadal retired in pain early in the fifth set.
Qatar will have to banish the memory of their semi-final loss to South Korea in the semi-finals of the Asian U23 Championship in Doha two years ago when they take on Vietnam for a spot in the final of this year’s edition in China.
Qatar Airways announced that it has enhanced its highly-successful sponsorship of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship electric street racing series.
Mehdi Taremi is raring to go in every sense of the word. The tall Al Gharafa striker cannot just wait for the QNB Stars League’s Week 14 action to begin.
About 100 players will take part in the Qatar Open Amateur Golf Championship beginning at the Doha Golf Club on January 25, organisers announced yesterday.
Manchester United yesterday confirmed the signing of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan heading in the opposite direction.
Rafa Nadal knows his path to a 17th grand slam title will only get tougher after a relatively routine run of opponents since his French Open triumph last June when he lines up against Marin Cilic in today’s Australian Open quarter-final.