Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon.
Nick Kyrgios gets a walkover into Sunday’s final against either Novak Djokovic or Cameron Norrie.
Rafael Nadal announced he has withdrawn from his Wimbledon semifinal match Friday against Nick Kyrgios due to an abdominal tear he suffered Wednesday during his five-set match vs. Taylor Fritz.
“I was thinking during the whole day about the decision to make, but I think it’s, yeah,” Nadal said during a press conference Thursday. “It don’t make sense to go, even if I tried a lot of times in my career to keep going. It’s obvious if I keep going the injury is going to be worse and worse.”
Nadal said the abdominal issue had been bothering him for a week but really began to affect his play Wednesday, when “it increased to a bigger thing,” he said Thursday