“Stop believing what you read, please.” With a story on Instagram – one of those stories that automatically disappear after 24 hours but leave a lasting trace on the web – Fabio Fognini Talk about Rafael Nadal winning the quarter-finals Wimbledon against Taylor Fritz. The Spaniard won the tie-breaker in Group E, thus qualifying for Friday’s semi-final against Kyrgios.
What went wrong with the 35-year-old from Arma di Taggia, ranked 63 in the world, who left the stage in the first round at Wimbledon? Most likely the fact that the 36-year-old left-handed Manacor’s victory was said to be a heroic feat due to the abdominal muscle injury the world number two had to contend with during the second set, a problem that seemed a precursor to retraction (as suggested by the grandstand by Nadal’s father ) which did not happen then. Fognini, in an article that appeared on the web, emphasized “injured” and then added “definitely” and completed the story with the hashtag #4h20, the duration of the match between Nadal and Fritz. A way of saying it is impossible – in his opinion – to stay on the field for long while injured and win the game.
“No mention of Rafa”
Later, back on Instagram, the Ligurian tennis player explained that he “never mentioned a champ like Rafa. I couldn’t afford it!!!!”. He then turned to reporters and wrote: “It’s time to stop writing and report everything you want wrong. Having said that, I wish Rafa and his team the best of luck in the Wimbledon final.”
Nadal is stronger than pain and Fritz: wins the superset of the fifth set and goes to the semi-finals at Wimbledon. Great match against Kyrgios on Friday
by Paolo Rossi
Nadal, semi-finals in doubt
Nadal – who has been in full swing after his successes in Australia and Roland Garros in full swing at the Grand Slam – is expected on Friday in the semi-final against Australian Kyrgios. it will be? At the press conference, after the match with Fritz, he did not give certainty. “I don’t know that I will be able to play in the semi-finals. I will do some tests to understand: I wasn’t good for a few days but with Fritz it was the worst moment. The pain increased, as did the ‘restrictions’. I won the match, let’s see what happens now”, said the Spaniard . “I haven’t decided yet whether I will be on the field against Kyrgios or not. The final decision has to be made by the player but I have to face the doctors and do some tests. There is something more important than winning Wimbledon and that is health. Let’s see how it develops. “.