Rafael Nadal confirms his sister and his father were telling him to retire from QF match vs Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon – Rafael Nadal Fans


Rafael Nadal speaks to the media after reaching the semi-finals of Wimbledon following victory over Taylor Fritz.

“They told me to retire from the match. For me it is tough to retire in the middle of a match.Its not easy even if I had that idea for such a long time [in the match]. But on the other hand, I did it a couple of times in my tennis career.Its something that I hate to do. So I just keep trying, and thats it. I wanted to finish. And thats what I did. Im proud about the fighting spirit and the way that I managed to be competitive under the conditions.”

I dont know. Im going to have some more tests. It is difficult to know. I am used to have things and I am used to having pain and playing with problems. Lets see. Its obvious that this is nothing new. I had these feelings for a couple of days. Without a doubt, this was the worst day. There has been an important increase of pain and limitation. I cant give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and then another thing happens, I will be a liar.

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