Rafael Nadal suffers 'seven millimeter' tear to abdomen–report | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Rafael Nadal suffers ‘seven millimeter’ tear to abdomen–report

/ 09:32 PM July 07, 2022
Spain's Rafael Nadal

Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts as he plays against US player Taylor Fritz during their men’s singles quarter final tennis match on the tenth day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon on July 6, 2022. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

Rafael Nadal has suffered a “seven millimeter” tear to his abdomen but still intends to play his Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios on Friday, sports daily Marca reported.

Nadal, the 2008 and 2010 champion, underwent scans on the injury on Thursday following his grueling 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (10/4) victory over Taylor Fritz in Wednesday’s quarter-finals.

ADVERTISEMENT

The 36-year-old said he was unsure over his ongoing participation in the tournament as he targets the third leg of a rare calendar Grand Slam.

“I can’t give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and tomorrow another thing happens, I will be a liar,” he said after beating Fritz.

FEATURED STORIES

Nadal played under similar circumstances at the 2009 US Open when he had a two-centimeter tear.

He went on to make the semi-finals, losing to eventual champion Juan Martin del Potro.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Grand Slam, Rafael Nadal, Wimbledon
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.