Rafael Nadal left Australian open 2011 after sustaining a shattering hamstring injury early in his quarter-final. He lost to fellow Spanish player David Ferrer. Ferrer is to face Murray in the second semi-final on Friday night.

Nadal injured his left hamstring in the second game of his quarterfinal against David Ferrer and went down 6-4, 6-2, 6-3. After taking a medical timeout on the changeover down 2-1, Nadal returned to the court with his left thigh bandaged and had a hard time sprinting side to side or getting a good push off his leg. While he may have been able to take out a less fleet or less accomplished foe in a similar condition, it was an impossible task against his friend and Davis Cup teammate Ferrer, who is nearly as fast and is relentless from inside the baseline. More >

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