Rafael Nadal Ignores Body Language At Wimbledon As Simona Halep Eyes Semis

Rafael Nadal Ignores Body Language At Wimbledon As Simona Halep Eyes Semis

Rafael Nadal has allayed fresh concerns about his fitness by targeting a place in the Wimbledon semi-final on Wednesday. The 36-year-old Spaniard played his last 16 matches at the All England Club on Monday against Boutique van de Zandschp with a strap on his stomach. Just last month, he won the 14th French Open with a concussion in his left foot before a career-saving treatment. “I’m a little tired of talking about my body, about all the problems I’m facing,” Nadal said. “I don’t want to talk about it anymore.

“I’m healthy enough at the moment to keep going and fight for what I want.”

Nadal is halfway through his first Grand Slam calendar since Rod Lever in 1969.

On Wednesday, they will try to reach the semifinals for the eighth time when they face Taylor Fritz.

The American is in the last eight of a slam for the first time and has yet to give up one seat.

The 24-year-old defeated Nadal in the Indian Wells Masters final earlier this year when the Spanish player’s ribs were torn.

“Run over”

The defeat ended his 20-match winning streak and forced him to rest for six weeks before the clay court season.

Fritz, whose mother played at Wimbledon, said facing Nadal meant an all-out attack.

In the semi-finals, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios or Chile’s Christian Garin will be waiting.

Despite the presence of Nadal and six-time champion Novak Djokovic in the draw, Kyrgios has been in the headlines as an argument.

He is back in the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the first time since 2014, when he mocked Nadal for his 144 world rankings.

The 27-year-old has crossed the 100 mark and hit a total of 257 winners in four rounds.

They are also embroiled in controversy. Kyrgios was described by third-round opponent Stefanos Tsitsipas as an “evil side” and a “bully.”

“I’m here again in the Wimbledon quarterfinals, and all I know is that a lot of people are very upset,” Kyrgios said.

The 40th-ranked player will leave for Wednesday’s match just a day after reports surfaced in Australia that he is due to appear in court in August on charges of assault.

“Upset people”

Garin, ranked 43rd, saved two match points by beating Australia’s Alex de Manor in a hard-fought last 16 match that lasted four hours and 34 minutes.

Defending champions Djokovic and Britain’s Cameron Nouri will clash in the second semi-final on Tuesday.

In the women’s quarterfinals on Wednesday, 2019 champion Simona Halep defeated Amanda Ensimova of the United States.

Halep, who worked with former Serena Williams coach Patrick Moratoglu, lost just three games in the final to defeat fourth-seeded Paula Badusa.

The Romanian has been ruled out of the 2021 Championship due to injury but is in poor form at the All England Club, which has reached the quarter-finals for the fifth time.

After defeating Halep in the quarter-finals and making it to the semi-finals of the French Open in 2019, Ansimova is back in the last eight of a slam for the first time.

Halep defeated the American on grass in Bed Homberg last month.

In the second quarter-final of the day, Australia’s Ajla Tomaljanovic will face Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina.

Tomaljanovic also made it to the last eight in 2021, where he was defeated by eventual champion Ashley Barty.

Rybakina, of Russian descent, has not given up a seat since reaching the last eight at the 2021 French Open to reach the second slam quarter-final.

“It’s a gift.”

Standing at an impressive six feet (1.84 m), Rybakina, who still lives in Moscow, has scored 29 aces in the tournament so far.

In Monday’s victory over Petra Martic, she ran the second fastest service of the women’s tournament – 122 miles (196 km) per hour.


“I haven’t compared myself to anyone. All I know is that I have this gift. I’m tall and I play really fast,” Rebakina said.

World number two Ounce Jabier and unseeded Tatjana Maria secured a place in their semifinals on Tuesday.

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