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”.