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Defending champion Djokovic retires

Updated: January 27, 2009, 2:09 PM ET
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MELBOURNE, Australia -- Novak Djokovic's hopes for a second straight Australian Open title died under a broiling sun Tuesday.

With ice packs and massages failing to provide relief, third-ranked Djokovic looked increasingly woozy and had to give up while trailing 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-2, 2-1, allowing No. 7 Andy Roddick to claim a spot in the semifinals.

Roddick will next face Roger Federer, a 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 winner over No. 8 Juan Martin Del Potro.

"Playing Andy is always nice," ...

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