“I thought I wouldn’t be able to finish the match.” Rafael Nadal rejoices after defeating Taylor Fritz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2022. The Spaniard, affected by an abdominal injury, has qualified for the semi-finals and will face Australian Nick Kyrgios.
“I don’t know how I did it. I love playing these games in front of the midfield crowd. It was a very difficult afternoon, against a very strong player who has been in great performance all season. I have a stomach problem, I had to change my serve… In moments I thought I wouldn’t I can finish the match. But I found the strength to do it,” Nadal said at the end of the match. “I hope to be ready to play in the semi-finals, Nick is very strong on all surfaces and especially on the grass. He performs very well, and I hope to be at 100%.”