Rafael Nadal had to make the decision to withdraw from the Wimbledon Championship 2022 due to a 7mm abdominal tear he sustained during his quarterfinal match TaylorFritz. Nadal wanted to win a Calendar Grand Slam, the second person to have done it after that Rod Lavar. Nadal looked very unwell throughout the game and was forced to take a medical time out after losing the first set in that game.
Nadal returned to the Wimbledon Championships after a three-year hiatus and has been in great form this year. He was one of the favorites to win this year’s men’s singles title. However, due to this abdominal tear, he had to drop out of the semi-final match Nick Kyrgios, although he had gone to light training before matchday. Later in the day he announced his retirement from the tournament.
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In the end there is nothing left but to look ahead, take things as they come and have a positive attitude: Rafael Nadal
After reaching Spain, Rafael Nadal admitted he had no choice but to accept things as they came. He said that”You know what’s going on, but you always want to play and try to the end. I’m a pretty quiet person and I try to analyze things from perspective and look for the logical and rational part.“
He also said: “What hurts is that I couldn’t compete in a privileged situation because I played well and was in the semi-finals of an important tournament like Wimbledon. In the end there is nothing left but to look ahead and have a positive attitude.”
This isn’t the first time Nadal has had to make the decision to withdraw from a Grand Slam due to his injuries. In 2012 at the Australian Open, he retired due to his right knee injury in the quarterfinals game andy murray.
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https://firstsportz.com/tennis-news-i-was-playing-well-its-hurts-to-make-such-a-decision-rafael-nadal-addresses-the-media-on-his-decision-to-withdraw-from-the-tournament-after-reaching-spain/ “I played well, it hurts to make such a decision,” Rafael Nadal addresses the media about his decision to withdraw from Wimbledon after reaching Spain