Wimbledon 2022 LIVE RESULTS: Nadal vs Fritz in TIE-BREAK decider after medical time out, Kyrgios WINS – latest | The Sun

RAFAEL NADAL in action on Centre Court RIGHT NOW against American No 1 Taylor Fritz, and they've reached a TIE-BREAK decider.

Though the Spanish icon had to go for a medical time-out off the court as he chases a calendar Grand Slam.

And the winner will play Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final on Friday.

Kyrgios defeated Chile star Cristian Garrin in straight sets on No 1 Court.

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  • Joshua Jones

    The Calendar Slam is STILL on

    That's right.


    It is STILL on.

    That is 19 wins out of 19 in majors this year for Nadal.

  • Joshua Jones

    That was absolutely incredible

    Rafael Nadal simply refuses to give up.

    What a fighter, what a heart, what a champion.

    He keeps on roaring!

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 (10-4) Fritz


    The Calendar Grand Slam is still on!

    A forehand whipped away wins it for Rafa!


  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 6-6 (9-4) Fritz

    The first is saved as Nadal's return sails long…

    Now Rafa to serve…

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 6-6 (9-3) Fritz*

    Nadal goes long! He gives back two of those three mini-breaks he had worked up. 5-2.

    Huge serve from the No11 seed. 5-3 Nadal.

    Fritz backhand well wide after a Rafa slice on the baseline. 6-3 Nadal.

    What. A. Rally. Longest of the match at 25 shots ends with Fritz on the floor by the net and Nadal volleying easily into the empty court. Staggering stuff. 7-3 Nadal.

    Serve catches the line and Fritz mishits into the ground. 8-3 Nadal…

    Stunning backhand winner up the line.

    9-3… Six match points…

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 6-6 (5-1) Fritz

    Mini-break Rafa as Fritz sends a flying volley just out – great effort but it's out.

    Nadal takes full advantage by going up to 3-0, even having to produce the goods as Fritz got up from a slip to keep the ball in play.

    Ooooh…. Fritz knows that's a painful one – he chases down a drop shot but dumps the reply in the net.

    Fritz nets. 5-0 with a TRIPLE mini-break.

    Fritz gets one back – after Rafa was disturbed by someone in the crowd – when he comes in and puts a volley away.

    They change ends at 5-1.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 6-6 Fritz*

    Nadal swats away the opening point. 15-0.

    Then Fritz goes long for 30-0.

    Expert serving from Rafa – bringing his forehand into play as Fritz cannot keep it in. 40-0.

    Service winner. Game.

    We will have a championship tie-break to ten…

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 5-6 Fritz

    How are the nerves?

    This is gripping stuff.

    Return long.

    Fritz nails a forehand up the line for a clean winner.

    Rafa forces Fritz long.

    Fritz puts a forehand away.

    Ace. Game.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 5-5 Fritz*

    Nadal puts away a clutch volley but then nets a forehand on the run as the clock hits the four-hour mark.

    Service winner.

    Service winner.

    Oh my word.

    Centre Court erupts again – Rafa playing with the lines and after a slightly framed smash before another drop volley is simply too good.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 4-5 Fritz

    Big hitting from Taylor Fritz.

    He races into a 30-0 lead with some huge groundstokes…

    But then he misses a couple of tight forehands and is pegged back to 30-30…

    Oooh Fritz that is so good – he finds a very cute angle to make it 40-30.

    Nadal finds the baseline and then executes a perfect backhand drop shot.

    Fritz catches the line with an easy backhand as he puts it back behind Rafa – that was closer than it needed to be.

    A backhand winner and Fritz leads.

    Rafa to serve to stay in it…

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 4-4 Fritz*


    Fritz is frustrated with himself on the first point but then gets a boost when Rafa nets a drop shot.


    Fritz goes on the offensive – he knows he has to – and pulls off a staggering half-volley angled backhand drop shot which even Nadal cannot reach.

    And then Nadal gets a drop shot wrong and Fritz pounces, forcing Rafa wide.


    And Fritz gets it!

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 4-3 Fritz

    Nadal doesn't put a smash away but Fritz sends the stretching lob long…

    And then he cannot get a short ball back into court.


    Oh Rafa – he sends a routine forehand long.

    That was a chance…

    But he does get two break points when Fritz nets a backhand volley.

    That's a shocker!

    First one… saved by a big T-serve at 129mph.

    Second… second serve… NO WAY! Fritz's backhand slaps the let cord… and drops over!

    He has both hands up in apology – but inside he will be dancing!

    So good from Nadal – he toys with Fritz and nails an overhead then tucks away a drop volley under pressure.

    Break point No3… saved by a big serve and simple forehand.

    Fritz gets himself in front but rushes at a forehand into the net…

    Deuce again…

    Big serve. Wasted backhand long from Fritz.

    Another bruising rally ends with Fritz netting…. another break point…


    A monster forehand has Fritz on the run and the backhand drop half-volley seals the break!

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 3-3 Fritz*

    Maybe the luck is on Rafa's side?!

    A forehand slaps the tape and jumps just over into Fritz's half.

    Fritz, who delivered a sweet drop shot, gambles on which way Rafa will out his short forehand at 30-15… and chooses wrong.

    But then it is Rafa's time to get it wrong – putting one long and then a big forehand just wide.


    A forehand long from Fritz.

    A forehand nets from Fritz.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 2-3 Fritz

    Whoops! At 30-0, Fritz bangs down a big serve…

    Nadal swings his left arm for a forehand, but just completely misses the ball!

    Another love hold – Fritz has only dropped one point on serve in this deciding set so far.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 2-2 Fritz*

    Excellent tennis from Rafael Nadal.

    He rips a regular rally backhand in a way most people could only dream of hitting their best backhand ever.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 1-2 Fritz

    Another hold for Fritz.

    He knows he can keep on the psychological pressure by keeping his nose in front on the scoreboard.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 1-1 Fritz*

    What a rally. Down 0-15, Nadal knows he needs the second point – and doesn't he just know how to deliver the goods… a divine drop shot has Fritz scrambling.

    Oh that is staggering again – Fritz peppers the Rafa backhand but Nadal fights back and rips a forehand up the line which Fritz cannot get back.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 0-1 Fritz

    Perfect start to this fifth set for Fritz.

    He races through a love hold, sealing the game as Nadal nets a backhand return.

  • Joshua Jones

    We are going the distance again

    And we are heading into a decider!

    Nadal holds with ease – no pressure whatsoever!

    The Spaniard plants a forehand winner on the line!

    Centre Court – including David Beckham – erupts!

  • Joshua Jones

    Rafa breaks!

    Nadal held for 5-5 no problem…

    And then worked up a break point on the Fritz serve.

    The American sent a backhand long, confirmed by a challenge.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal* 3-6 7-5 3-6 4-5 Fritz

    Taylor holds on… just.

    Fritz just about got through that service game.

    He was down break point and got into a lengthy rally before eventually finding a superb forehand winner that kissed the line.

    Nadal will serve to stay in Wimbledon 2022…

  • Joshua Jones

    Plans for tonight

    Kyrgios said: "There's a lot to be done, go back, dad will cook us dinner as always, we'll eat it and just chill out."

  • Joshua Jones

    'Never put that burden on someone!'

    Kyrgios added: "I don't have a coach I would never put that burden on someone!

    "Each and every one of my team plays a very important role.

    "No one knows my tennis more than I do, I've been playing this sport since I was seven and I'm very happy.

    "I felt I was playing on the back foot a lot. Garin's a hell of a player.

    "I got lucky on a couple of break points so I'll take that and will prepare for my next match."

  • Joshua Jones

    Nick enjoyed that one

    Kyrgios said: "An amazing atmosphere again. I never thought I'd be in the semi-final of a Grand Slam.

    "I thought that ship had sailed – that I may have wasted that window in my career.

    "I'm really happy I was able to come out here with my team and put on a performance."

  • Joshua Jones

    Fritz breaks back

    Nadal was looking relatively good (all things considered) and was serving at 4-3 fourth set.

    But his American opponent is suddenly back on level terms when he gets the break back.

    Fritz is two games away at 4-4…

    And at 40-30 on his own serve, Nadal produces a blistering banana forehand up the line. Sensational.

    Trademark Rafa.

    Can he get the immediately break back?

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