Rafael Nadal’s message to trainer as Spaniard battles injury vs Taylor Fritz at Wimbledon

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Rafael Nadal told the trainer to “wait a bit” as the Spaniard continued to struggle with an abdomen injury after receiving a medical timeout during his Wimbledon quarter-final against Taylor Fritz. The Spaniard had been granted medical attention midway through the second set against the American – but the problem did not subside. 

Nadal struggled through points in the second set and did not seem comfortable while serving. He eventually called for the trainer and was granted a timeout to receive attention on his abdomen, a problem he has been experiencing through the Championships. 

The 35-year-old returned to the court and continued to play through the pain barrier. However, the issue then flared again during the third set with the score level at a set each. 

Nadal was keen to keep playing, though, and apparently told the umpire he would “wait a bit” before requesting the trainer again. That is according to Record Portugal. 

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