Can Taylor Fritz be reinstated to the Wimbledon final now Rafael Nadal is INJURED, or will Nick Kyrgios get a WALKOVER?

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RAFAEL NADAL showed remarkable bravery to power his way into the Wimbledon semi-finals by beating Taylor Fritz in five stunning sets.

Though the victory has come at a huge cost for the Spanish legend – he has now had to PULL OUT of Wimbledon.

But has this happened before, and will Nadal’s semi-final opponent Nick Kyrgios now receive a walkover to the final.

Rafael Nadal received a medical time-out in his stunning win

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Rafael Nadal received a medical time-out in his stunning win

Nadal said: “Unfortunately I am here because I have to pull out from the tournament, everybody saw yesterday I had been suffering with pain in the abdominal.

“I know something was not okay there. that is confirmed. I have a tear in the muscle of the abdominal.

“The communication is too late, I was thinking during the whole day, the decision to make

“I think it is, yeah, it doesn’t make sense to go. Even if I did many times in my career to keep going, tough circumstances, it is obvious if I keep going, the injury will be worse and worse. I feel very sad to say that.

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“I believe I cannot win two matches under these circumstances. I cannot serve.

“It is not only I cannot serve at the right speed. I cannot do the normal movement to serve.

“I don’t want to go out there and not be competitive to be at this level to play to achieve my goal with a big chance to make the things much worse.”

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Will Nick Kyrgios get a bye into the final?

Yes. Nick Kyrgios has now received a walkover to advance into the final.

This is officially the first time ever in the history of Wimbledon someone has had to withdraw from the tournament at this late stage before a semi-final.

And therefore this is the first time someone has got a walkover into the final.

Taylor Fritz will not be reinstated into the tournament, as he is already out.

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