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Injured Rafael Nadal doubtful for Wimbledon 2022 semifinal clash against Nick Kyrgios

The 36-year-old Spaniard required treatment on most occasions during the match after suffering from abdominal injury.

Tanishq Sharma Author

Updated - 7 July 2022 2:03 pm

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The 22-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal produced a remarkable comeback to beat USA’s Taylor Fritz in the Wimbledon quarter-final on Wednesday, July 6. The Spaniard suffered an abdominal injury during the second set but managed to win the match 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10-4) at the Centre Court.

The 36-year-old Rafael Nadal has won the French Open and Australian Open earlier this year and will look to add another title when he faces Nick Kyrgios in semi-final on Friday.

Rafael Nadal required treatment on most occasions during the match after suffering from abdominal injury. After the match, he said, “The body in general is fine, of course in the abdominal something is not going well, being honest. I have to find a way to serve a little bit different. For a lot of moments I was thinking maybe I will not be able to finish the match.”

Now ahead of the semifinal game, Rafael Nadal has raised doubts on his participation. “I hope to be ready to play, that’s the first thing. Then, Nick is a great player in all surfaces but especially here on grass. He’s having a great grass-court season, it’s going to be a big challenge. I’m going to need to be at 100 per cent to have chances and that’s what I’m going to try to do”, Rafael Nadal added.

Eyeing his 23 Grand Slam win, Rafael Nadal will face Australia’s Nick Kyrgios. Meanwhile, it will be Cameron Norrie going up against defending champion Novak Djokovic in the other semifinal game.

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