Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon! Kyrgios in the final!



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Rafael Nadal out of Wimbledon! Kyrgios in the final!

Rafael Nadal has decided to leave the Wimbledon after the physical problem suffered in the quarterfinls against Taylor Fritz. The training carried out today to test his conditions was useless. A certain optimism had also leaked from the staff, because the 22-time Grand Slam champion had completed the training session trying to change his serve movement.

Nadal explained: "If I am here it is because I have to withdraw from the tournament. As you have all seen, yesterday I felt severe abdominal pain and I immediately realized that something was wrong. I confirm my feelings.

I have an abdominal uncork. The communication did not arrive in a timely manner, I know. I have been thinking all day about the decision to make, but I think there is no point in trying to play. I have done it many times in the course of my career, these are hard circumstances.

But my injury could only get worse if I play. I believe that I cannot continue playing under these circumstances and experiencing this pain. I can't serve at the right speed, I can't make the movement."

Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2022

Nick Kyrgios will then have the chance to play his first final in a Grand Slam tournament.

The Australian will find out the name of his opponent tomorrow. The semi-final of the high part will see Novak Djokovic and Cameron Norrie take the court. Nadal managed the abdominal injury heroically and defeated Taylor Fritz in a super tiebreaker in the fifth set.

The Spanish champion served at a much slower speed than normal due to severe pain, but fought to the last point like a true warrior. The Majorcan had already questioned his presence in the semifinals against Nick Kyrgios in the post-match interview and, in an extraordinary press conference, unfortunately confirmed his negative feelings.