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

by Atlanta Business Journal

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.

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.

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.

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