After the first set in the fourth round match between Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro there were serious concerns the Spanish number one would not be able to continue playing. As the match progressed Nadal found some incredible intensity and form and wore del Potro down.
An MRI has revealed there is no serious injury to Rafa’s left foot. While the details of the scan have obviously not been revealed while Nadal is still in competition he will play Mardy Fish in tomorrow’s quarterfinal.
Team Nadal have not revealed if Rafa needs a cortisone injection to play but the three weeks he has scheduled off for after Wimbledon will be a welcome relief for his tired body that has more than just the one problem at the moment.
This is great news for Nadal who elevated his game and played some incredible tennis against del Potro as he battles to defend his Wimbledon crowd and number one ranking. Nadal is also trying to repeat the Roland Garros-Wimbledon double for the third time.
Nadal took to Facebook moments ago to tell fans the good news:
Good morning everybody. Yesterday after the match I went to take an MRI at a London hospital. During the match I thought I had something serious but as the match went through the pain got better and thankfully the tests don’t show an injury. Today I will practice at 4.30 pm and I’ll play tomorrow. Thanks all for the support.
At least now Rafa’s girlfriend Xisca Perello can stop looking so worried courtside.