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Tennis: Tennis-Injured Nadal turns up for practice ahead of Kyrgios showdown

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Tennis: Tennis-Injured Nadal turns up for practice ahead of Kyrgios showdown

LONDON (Reuters) – Rafa Nadal turned up for practice at Wimbledon on Thursday a day after the 22-times Grand Slam winner performed by means of an belly harm to beat American Taylor Fritz in an absorbing quarter-final.

The Spaniard was again hitting forehands and backhands on the practice courts at Aorangi Park a day earlier than his semi-final towards Nick Kyrgios, and likewise went by means of his service motions.

Nadal had mentioned that he didn’t know if he could be match to play towards Australian Kyrgios, after showing near retiring mid-match towards Fritz on Centre Court.

The 36-year-old Nadal, who’s chasing a uncommon calendar-year Grand Slam after profitable the Australian and French Open titles this 12 months, additionally mentioned he would endure extra scans on Thursday earlier than deciding what to do.

Nadal’s serve velocity dropped drastically from the tip of the second set towards Fritz, after he took a medical time-out, however he nonetheless clinched the tie in a final-set tiebreaker.

A 3rd Wimbledon title, and first since 2010 on the manicured lawns, plus a U.S. Open triumph at Flushing Meadows in September would see the Mallorcan declare the calendar slam — a feat final achieved in 1969 by Australian nice Rod Laver.

(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; enhancing by Clare Fallon)



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