Rafael Nadal withdrew from his Wimbledon semifinal showdown against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal discomfort. Despite needing medical attention for the condition during his quarterfinal match against Taylor Fritz on Wednesday, the second seed from Spain overcame the agony to win in five sets.
He continued by saying that it is obvious that the ailment will get worse and that he had made countless attempts to continue playing throughout his career. Kyrgios will take against either Novak Djokovic or Cameron Norrie in the Sunday championship match. Nadal claimed that he was unable to compete in two sets due to a rupture in his abdominal muscle.
Earlier on Thursday, the Spaniard worked out at Wimbledon without the media present. Despite having strapping on his abdomen during his match against Fritz in the fourth round, Nadal was clearly in pain due to the injury.
During the match, he took a medical break and defied orders from his father and sister to give up before miraculously managing to come back and win.
The 36-year-participation old’s in Wimbledon was generally in doubt due to a persistent foot issue. The injury significantly impacted his serve, and he appeared dejected during his post-match media appearances.