But McEnroe questioned why Nadal hadn't defaulted from his match with Fritz if the injury was as serious as he later discovered. "Rafa being the fi
But McEnroe questioned why Nadal hadn’t defaulted from his match with Fritz if the injury was as serious as he later discovered. “Rafa being the fighter that he always is decides I’m going to play and wins, now we’re in the semis,” McEnroe added.
“I’m no doctor. Can you imagine if he had said at match point, I know I’m not gonna be able to go in two days, I’m gonna give it to Taylor and let them play in the semis. And then B, if he does decide to win it because their pros now, was it going to get significantly worse? I don’t know the answer to that.
“He beat Taylor Fritz at 80 per cent. He was serving at 100mph most of the match. Could he have potentially served at 100mph? But you know something, Nick Kyrgios got in the middle of this. Nick Kyrgios is dominating Wimbledon in a lot of ways because of his play, some of the goings on, his history, his talent.
“Do you think Rafa really wanted to play him at 80 per cent? Something tells me he didn’t want to do that. So you get in this bummer scenario where there’s no match at all.”