Rafael Nadal is into the Wimbledon semifinals for the first time since 2019 after a five-set victory over American Taylor Fritz on Center Court. The No. 2 seed won 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, 7-5, 7-6(4) after more than four hours of play.
Rafa’s father Sebastian and sister Maria Isabel were caught on camera demonstratively telling our champ to stop playing at the beginning of the match while he was suffering with so much abdominal pain, but the 22-Grand Slam winner decided to fight until the end during his 47th major quarterfinal.
Our champ will play Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios in the semifinals.
Always and forever with Rafa! VAMOS!