Nadal may miss remainder of Wimbledon

Leading Wimbledon fancy Rafael Nadal will undergo an MRI scan on an injured foot and could yet miss out on the latter stages of this season’s tournament.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Nadal admitted that he feared the worst after picking up the injury before a first-set tie break. He required treatment from his physio but held out for a 7-6 (8/6) 3-6 7-6 (7/4) 6-4 win.

“I have to go for an MRI (scan). I don’t know right now (whether I can play on). I felt really bad during the first set. I am worried for sure. I will have the scan and then let’s see if I can recover for Wednesday. At 6-5 I felt terrible. I felt that I had broken my foot. The point at deuce and the point that gave me set point, I felt terrible.

“I asked for the trainer at that moment when the game was done. I seriously didn’t know at that moment if I had a chance to continue playing. At 6-5, I pushed hard with the forehand and I felt like something crushed, there in the back of the outside of the foot”.

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