Federer wishes Nadal a speedy recovery
Melbourne: Roger Federer says he wished Rafael Nadal well after the Spaniard retired from his Australian Open quarter-final against Marin Cilic with a leg injury.
After his quarter-final win over Tomas Berdych at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday, Federer said he sent a text message to Nadal before he went to sleep the previous night, adding: "I'm happy the news is not terrible. It's not nice to see fellow rival and friend go out like this."
Nadal had an MRI on his leg on Wednesday morning and said the injury to his leg is not too serious and he should only be out for three weeks.
Federer, who beat Nadal in last year's final at Melbourne Park, also commented on his rival's new look for this year's Australian Open — a sleeveless shirt similar to the one Nadal used to wear in his teenage years.
Federer joked that he couldn't pull off the look himself, telling Jim Courier in his on-court interview: "That's
not going to happen... my arms are not like his arms. It's pretty simple."