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Wimbledon 2022 Semifinal LIVE – Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Semi-Final – Rafa Nadal has pulled out of the semi-finals of Wimbledon 2022. Nadal suffered a tear in his abdomen in the quarter bout against Fritz and turned up for practice ahead of the big semifinal clash. Now with official confirmation, the 22-time Grand Slam winner who was scheduled to face Nick Kyrgios in the semis decied to pull out og the competeion and give a walkover to his opponent. Follow Wimbledon 2022 Live updates with InsideSport.IN

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As per reports, he has suffered a 7-millimetre tear to his abdomen.

Wimbledon 2022 Semifinal LIVE: HEARTBREAK for Rafael Nadal, Injured Rafa PULLS OUT of SEMIFINAL against Nick Kyrgios: Follow Wimbledon 2022 LIVE

Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal greets Taylor Fritz after their Men’s Singles Quarter Finals Match during day ten of The Championships Wimbledon 2022.

Rafa Nadal’s hopes of completing a rare calendar year Grand Slam ended on Thursday when the Spaniard pulled out of his highly-anticipated showdown with Australian Nick Kyrgios with an abdominal strain.

“I have to pull out of the tournament as I have been suffering with pain in abdominal,” said the 36-year-old, the holder of a men’s record 22 Grand Slam titles.

Nadal had triumphed at the Australian and French Opens this year and had been hoping to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to complete the calendar-year slam.

Struggling with physical ailment, Nadal appeared close to retiring mid-match on Wednesday on Centre Court but he found the will to beat Fritz in four hours and 20 minutes.

A third Wimbledon title and first since 2010 on the manicured lawns and a U.S. Open triumph at Flushing Meadows would see the Mallorcan claim the calendar slam — a feat last achieved in 1969 by Australian great Rod Laver. But there was no guarantee from the 36-year-old that he would be present on Centre Court to keep his historic bid going.

“I don’t know,” Nadal said when asked about his chances of playing the unseeded 27-year-old Kyrgios.

“Honestly, 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.”

Rafael Nadal

Nadal took a medical timeout against 11th-seeded Fritz during his quarter-final outing to get treatment on the injury and said he had to adjust his game to continue playing.

The Spaniard, however, considered retiring many times during the contest.

“I just wanted to give myself a chance. Not easy to leave the tournament, not easy to leave Wimbledon, even if the pain was hard,” the 22-times Grand Slam winner said.

“I don’t know. I wanted to finish. I fought. Proud about the fighting spirit and the way that I managed to be competitive under that condition.”

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Rafael Nadal

Nadal said he was worried about the injury and he will undergo more scans on Thursday before making a decision about continuing to compete at the grasscourt major.

“I am used to holding pain and play with problems,” said Nadal, who played and won Roland Garros with pain-killing injections prior to each match and only confirmed his Wimbledon participation after radio frequency treatment eased pain in his foot.

“Knowing that, when I feel something like I felt, that is because something is not going the proper way in abdomen. But let’s see. I had these feelings for a couple of days. Without a doubt, today was the worst day, has been an important increase of pain and limitation,” he said.

Wimbledon 2022 Semifinal LIVE: HEARTBREAK for Rafael Nadal, Injured Rafa PULLS OUT of SEMIFINAL against Nick Kyrgios: Follow Wimbledon 2022 LIVE

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