Rafael Nadal retired from Wimbledon 2022 for not putting his physical integrity at risk. The training carried out today to test his conditions was useless. A certain optimism had also leaked from the staff, because the 22-time Grand Slam champion had completed the training session trying to change his serve movement.
Nadal explained: "If I am here it is because I have to withdraw from the tournament. As you have all seen, yesterday I felt a strong pain in my abdominal area and I immediately realized that something was wrong. I confirm my feelings.
I have an abdominal uncork. Communication didn't come in a timely manner, I know. I have been thinking all day about the decision to make, but I think there is no point in trying to play. I have done it many times in the course of my career, these are hard circumstances.
But my injury could only get worse if I play. I believe that I cannot continue playing under these circumstances and experiencing this pain. I can't serve at the right speed, I can't make the movement. " Thus, without playing Nick Kyrgios reached his first Grand Slam final, on the beloved London lawns.
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What will Novak Djokovic do after Wimbledon? Here is the Serb's answer: "I have no idea what I will do after Wimbledon, the situation is constantly changing. I am not thinking much about it, as it is not up to me.
I try to focus only on Wimbledon now, then we will see what happens." To contend for the women's singles title of the Championships, Saturday afternoon, will be Ons Jabeur and Elena Rybakina. The Tunisian has finally made her dream come true and demolished the umpteenth taboo of a world destined to change with damping, sudden acceleration and angle variations.
In fact, Jabeur will go down in history for being the first Arab tennis player ever and the first on the African continent to reach the final in a Grand Slam tournament. Mats Wilander analyzed Roger Federer's prospects in detail: "Roger Federer will return to a permanent basis only if he feels he can compete with the best.
The ranking does not smile at him and he could be forced to face Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam year next. He will only be willing to do it if he feels he has a chance. At the moment, no one can know what his level will be.
Not even he knows. If he is physically well, I hope to see him again at Wimbledon in 2023. I think Roger's return will be very similar to Serena Williams'"