Rafael Nadal is out of the Wimbledon semi-finals with Nick Kyrgios because of an abdominal injury. It is with a heavy heart that Rafael Nadal has announced his withdrawal from the Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios. The 36-year-old Spaniard has been battling an abdominal injury throughout the tournament and after receiving treatment during his quarter-final against Taylor Fritz; he has decided that it is in his best interests to withdraw from the semi-final in order to prevent the injury from worsening.
Nadal has been one of the most dominant forces in tennis over the past few years, winning 22 Grand Slam titles.He was on track for a calendar Grand Slam this year, having already won the Australian and French Open, but his hopes were dashed when he was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon.
Although he put up a brave fight against Fritz, the injury was affecting his performance. His serve was noticeably affected, and he was in visible pain during the match. Nadal took a medical timeout during the match but ultimately finished the match, much to the relief of his fans.
However, after consulting with his family and medical team, Nadal has decided that it is in his best interests to withdraw from the semi-final in order to prevent the injury from getting worse. This is a decision that he would not have taken lightly, but he feels it is the best course of action in order to protect his long-term health.
Nadal has been an enormous asset to the sport of tennis and his absence from the Wimbledon semi-final will be felt by fans around the world. We wish him a speedy recovery and we hope to see him back on the court soon.
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