Rafael Nadal will face Nick Kyrgios in Wimbledon 2022’s Semi-finals
The 22 Grand Slam winner won an epic match in the Q-Finals against Taylor Fritz in 5 sets in 4 hours and 21 mins and We will see what Rafael Nadal said before facing Nick Kyrgios in the Wimbledon 2022 Semi-finals.
Rafael Nadal expressed in the press conference after the win that he’s not 100% sure He will be able to face Nick Kyrgios but He will take a rest and see what’s going to happen on Friday afternoon.
Here is what Rafael Nadal said before facing Nick Kyrgios
“Yeah sure, Tomorrow I am going to have some more tests, But it’s hard to know. It’s clear that I am one of the players who faced many injuries in my tennis career, so I got used to facing this kind of thing and I am used to holding pain and playing with trouble. Knowing that, when I feel something like I felt, that is because something is not going the right way in the abdominal abs.“
“All I can say is let’s wait and see. It’s clear that today is nothing new. I had these feelings for a couple of days. Without a doubt, today was the worst day. Have been an important increase in pain and limitation. And that’s it.“
“I managed to win that match. Let’s see what’s going on tomorrow.”Rafael Nadal quotes
“Honestly I feel I’m playing great Tennis. and I am enjoying it a lot. The level of tennis, if we skip the problems, the level of tennis, the feeling that I am having with the ball in my hand is honestly great. I am feeling myself playing very well.”
“But now? I’m worried now, honestly,”Rafael Nadal ahead of Wimbledon semi-finals
Rafael Nadal goes against his family’s decision
Rafael Nadal’s father told him to retire from the match but He disagree with him and decided to finish the match, that’s what happened behind scenes, For that, Rafael Nadal told the media what happened exactly between him and his family in the Q-Finals match.
“My family told me that I need to stop playing, yeah, I tried. For me was tough to retire in the middle of the match. Not easy even if I had that idea for such a long time [in the match].“
“But on the other hand, I did it a couple of times in my tennis career. Is something that I hate to do it. So I just keep trying.
“the Doctor came and gave me some anti-inflammatories. The physio just tried to relax a little bit of the muscle there. But it’s difficult. Nothing can be fixed when you have a thing like this.
“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. I wanted to finish. Doesn’t matter. Well, I prefer to win, with victory or defeat. That’s what I did. I fought. Proud about the fighting spirit and the way that I managed to be competitive under those conditions.”
Rafael Nadal said before facing Nick Kyrgios
And that was all that Rafael Nadal said before facing Nick Kyrgios, The match will take place on Friday at 13:30 local time, followed by the Novak Djokovic match.