Murray through to quarterfinals at Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Andy Murray is into the Australian Open quarterfinals after Mikhail Kukushkin retired from their fourth-round match Monday with a left hip injury.

Murray was leading 6-1, 6-1, 1-0 when the Russian-born Kazakhstan player came to the net and said he couldn’t continue.

With Murray leading 4-1 in the first set, Kukushkin called for a trainer, who gave him medication.

Murray, the losing Australian Open finalist the last two years, will next play either 2008 finalist Jo-Wilfried Tsonga or Kei Nishikori of Japan.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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