Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon due to an abdominal injury |  Video

The Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal announced this Thursday that will not play his Wimbledon semifinal on Friday against the Australian Nick Kyrgios, due to presenting an abdominal injury suffered during the game with the American Taylor Fritz, in the quarterfinals.

Nadal, champion this 2022 of the Australian Open and Roland Garros, aspired to win the third ‘Grand Slam’ of the disputed course. Nevertheless, after beating Fritz in five setsunder the threat of withdrawal from the second act, the injury forces him 24 hours later to withdraw in London.

The champion of 22 ‘greats’ called a press conference at the All Englad Tennis Club to explain his decision. “You can imagine why I’m here, I have to withdraw from the tournament. As everyone saw yesterday, I was suffering from pain in the abdomen and I have a tear in the muscle, ”said the Spanish tennis player.

“All day I have thought about the decision, but I think there is no point in continuing. Although I have tried throughout my career to continue in difficult circumstances, it is obvious that if I continue the injury will get worse. I feel sad to have to say this”, confessed Nadal, who aspired to make history by winning the ‘Grand Slam’ in 2022.

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The tennis player underwent tests this Thursday morning that confirmed the injury that almost forced him to retire against Fritz, as his father and sister asked him from the stands in the second set in an image to remember. “I have made this decision because I don’t think I can win two games under these circumstances.. It’s not just that I can’t serve at the same speed, it’s that I’m not able to make a normal move with the serve,” he explained.

“Out of respect for myself, I don’t want to go out on the track and see that I’m not competitive enough. Everyone knows the effort I have made to be here. I can’t take the risk to that point and have to spend three months out of competition“, he added. (Europe Press)

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