Rafael Nadal Shrugged Off Fresh Concerns Over His Fitness
Written by on July 6, 2022
Rafael Nadal has shrugged off new concerns over his fitness as he targets a place in an eighth Wimbledon semi-final on Wednesday while Nick Kyrgios plays in the shadow of fresh controversy.
In Nadal’s last-16 clash against Botic van de Zandschulp, the 36-year-old had strapping across his abdomen.
Only last month, he won a 14th French Open with his troublesome left foot anaesthetised.
Nadal is halfway to the first calendar Grand Slam by a man since Rod Laver in 1969.
On Wednesday, he will seek to reach the semi-finals for the eighth time when he faces in-form Taylor Fritz.
The American is in the last eight of a Slam for the first time and has yet to drop a set. He warmed up for Wimbledon by claiming the grasscourt title at Eastbourne.