Rafael Nadal injury update as Wimbledon star hides from spotlight on practice courts


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Rafael Nadal arrived at Wimbledon after undergoing medical tests in London and changed his practice schedule to train on a court away from the media spotlight. The Spaniard has been struggling with an abdominal injury this week at Wimbledon and was first spotted with some strapping on his stomach in his match against Botic van de Zandschulp.

He was reluctant to answer questions about the latest injury after his win over the Dutchman. But the issue hadn’t gotten any better before his quarter-final contest with Taylor Fritz.

At the end of the second set, Nadal required a medical time-out after appearing to overstretch on a serve. His dad and sister were seen frantically gesturing to the 22-time major champion to withdraw from the match.

But Nadal went against the demands of his family and continued to fight on after taking some painkillers. He miraculously then came from 2-1 down against Fritz to win the final two sets and progress to the semi-final.

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