Rafael Nadal will have a scan on an abdominal injury before his Wimbledon semifinal against Nick Kyrgios.
Nadal’s ab injury almost forced him to retire from his last-eight match, but he eventually beat Taylor Fritz 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4).
The Spaniard said he ignored calls from his dad and sister to quit as he struggled with his movement against Fritz.
Nadal had a medical timeout and somehow — even he said he did not know how — came from behind to win in five sets.
“[Retiring] is something that I hate to do,” the 36-year-old said. “So I just keep trying, and that’s it.”
He also had strapping on his abdomen during his previous match but said the pain had got worse during the quarterfinal.
“It’s obvious that today is nothing new. I had these feelings for a couple of days. Without a doubt, today was the worst day,” he said.
“[There has] been an important increase of pain and limitation. Tomorrow I am going to have some more tests.”
Nadal will face Kyrgios, who is playing his first Grand Slam semifinal, on Friday.