Wimbledon 2022 LIVE RESULTS: Women's semi-finals TODAY, Halep on later, Nadal MAJOR injury doubt for Kyrgios clash | The Sun

THE Wimbledon semi-finals are here and today the women are up first at SW19.

Tunisian Ons Jabeur is up against Tatjana Maria on Centre Court first with Simona Halep's clash against Elena Rybakina to come later.

In other news, Rafael Nadal has admitted he is an injury doubt for tomorrow's men's semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.

In the other men's semi, Brit Cameron Norrie faces No 1 seed and defending champion Novak Djokovic.

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  • Joshua Jones

    All the love

    They have won the last TEN Grand Slam doubles titles together.

    But today the Brits were on opposite sides of the net.

    Alfie Hewitt beat his close pal Gordon Reid in three sets in their wheelchair singles quarter-final.

    And there was a lovely moment between the pair at the net at the end.

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    Credit: Getty
  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal DOES practice

    I can confirm Rafael Nadal has taken to the court today.

    He headed out on to pretty much the further Aorangi practice court possible – and Wimbledon ensured there were no photographers able to get near (although we have a few from long distance to prove he was on the court!).

    Marca are reporting he has a 7mm abdominal tear – which explains why he mainly hit forehand and backhands with a few under-powered serves.

    Will he play tomorrow? We are still unsure.

    But one thing I can guarantee you is Rafael Nadal will do all he can to be on Centre Court to face Nick Kyrgios.

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  • Joshua Jones

    Brit bossing it

    Salisbury and his partner Ram have taken the second set against Purcell and Ebden.

    They won the tie-break 7-1 and are now a set away from the final.

    Remember, there is more British action later when Neal Skupski teams up with Desirae Krawczyk in the mixed doubles final.

    They take on Ebden and Sam Stosur.

    Could it be double doubles heartache for Ebden against the Brits…?

  • Joshua Jones

    Maria battling

    Tatjana Maria is not rolling over against her "barbecue buddy" Jabeur.

    She gets the first break of this second set and now leads 5-2.

  • Joshua Jones

    Jabeur takes first set

    The Tunisian is a set away from her maiden Grand Slam final.

    She got another break at 4-2 and serves it out.

    Over on No1, Ram and Salisbury lead 6-3 5-5 over Ebden and Purcell.

  • Joshua Jones

    Keir kiss

    It is case of love-flirty rather than 0-30 on Centre Court this afternoon.

    That is because Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has been getting cosy with wife Victoria during the first semi of the day.

    To be fair, not much going in the world of politics right now so why not enjoy a day out at the tennis…

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  • Joshua Jones

    Jabeur vs Maria underway

    The first ladies' semi-finals has begun on Centre.

    Maria just about held in the first game after saving a string of break points before Jabeur had no such issues in her first service game.

    1-1.

  • Joshua Jones

    Will Rafa practice?

    That is the big question reverberating around the media centre here at Wimbledon.

    I can confirm Nadal IS on site, he arrived in the last hour.

    But he did not make his practice session on Court 10 from 12.30-1.30.

    Although the club would no doubt give him the green light to switch to a more private practice court at Aorangi later should he want one.

    It is still unclear whether or not Nadal will have a hit today as he tries to manage the injured abdominal that severely hampered him against Taylor Fritz yesterday.

    He is due to play Nick Kyrgios in the semis tomorrow – but admitted last night he "doesn't know" if he will be fit to play.

  • Joshua Jones

    More Salisbury drama

    Oh here we go again!

    The Brit-American duo were involved in a spat during their win yesterday as a ball that was called long and looked well out was said to be in by the Hawkeye system – cue a meltdown from the pair.

    And in just the second game today, there is more tension.

    Salisbury chases down a drop shot and thinks he makes it before the second bounce.

    He flicks the ball over the net and Purcell catches it because he thinks he has won the point.

    Salisbury is not happy with the Aussie's actions – and gets the backing of the chair umpire who also believes the Brit legally returned the ball.

    And therefore Salisbury got the point.

    A few words are exchanged at the net but it's quickly forgotten as the Aussies hold.

  • Joshua Jones

    Brit watch

    There is also some very important action involving Brits today.

    On Court No1 right now we have Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram in doubles action.

    The top seeds face Aussie pairing Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell hoping to book a spot in the final.

  • Joshua Jones

    Another exciting day in prospect

    Today is the day where the ladies take Centre stage.

    First up on the main showcourt from 1.30pm is No3 seed Ons Jabeur against close friend, 34-year-old German Tatjana Maria.

    Then after that it is 2019 champ Simona Halep – on a 12-match winning streak at the All England Club – taking on Elena Rybakina.

    The two winners of these semi-finals will face off in Saturday's final.

  • Justin Lawrence

    Murray backs Norrie to win

    Andy Murray is backing Cameron Norrie to cause an upset when he faces Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals.

    Norrie disposed of David Goffin in the last round to set up a tantalising tie with Djokovic in the semi's.

    But Brit legend Murray thinks Norrie has what it takes to get past the Serbian.

    He said: "It is an unbelievably difficult ask but the thing that you can guarantee with Cam is he will give himself the best opportunity to win because he will fight for every single point, he’s going to compete extremely hard and he doesn’t make it easy for anyone.”

  • Justin Lawrence

    Nadal doubts Kyrgios clash

    Rafa Nadal isn't sure if he'll be fit to face Nick Kyrgios in the semi-final.

    Nadal struggled to finish his victory over Taylor Fritz in the last round due to physical issues.

    And the Spaniard doesn't know if the pain will wear off in time for his final four clash with Kyrgios.

    When asked about the probability of the eagerly anticipated tie, he said: "I don't know.

    "Honestly, I can't give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and tomorrow another thing happens, I will be a liar."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Djokovic and Nadal discussed

    Novak Djokovic is the only man who can match Rafa Nadal's record of 22 Grand Slams, according to Botic van de Zandschulp.

    De Zandschulp lost to Nadal in Wimbledon's last 16 stage, and he reckons Djokovic is the only man who can rival the Spaniard.

    Djokovic and Nadal can meet in the final if they defeat their respective opponents in the semi's tomorrow.

    Nadal takes on Nick Kyrgios, while Djokovic faces British hope Cameron Norrie.

    And De Zandschulp said when assessing Nadal and Djokovic's chances: "Playing against Nadal on clay is the most difficult challenge you can face in this sport.

    "We are talking about a player who has won 22 Grand Slams, it is an incredible record. I believe that only Novak Djokovic can match him."

  • Justin Lawrence

    Kyrgios reveals semi-final disbelief

    Nick Kyrgios revealed his disbelief after reaching the Wimbledon semi-finals.

    The Aussie ace got the better of Cristian Garin to steam into the last four.

    But Kyrgios is in shock over the result as he thought he missed his shot to compete at the highest level due to poor career choices early on.

    He said: "An amazing atmosphere out here again. I just never thought that I would be in the semi-finals at a Grand Slam. I thought that ship had sailed.

    "I didn’t go about things great earlier in my career and may have missed my window.

    "I am really proud of the way I have come back out here”.

  • Kostas Lianos

    Good morning tennis fans

    Rafa Nadal admitted he might not play his blockbuster Wimbledon semi-final against Nick Kyrgios.

    And if he cannot make Friday's showdown, that would see the Australian given a walkover into Sunday's final.

    The Spaniard blatantly ignored pleas from his family to quit this four-hour 21-minute epic with American Taylor Fritz as he battled courageously through the pain barrier.

    The 22-time Grand Slam champion may have won 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 on Centre Court but he refused to retire despite a troublesome abdominal injury.

    However, the Australian and French Open champ accepts he faces a race against time to be fit to play foe Kyrgios as he chases the first Calendar Slam in men’s tennis for 53 years.

    Asked if it was possible to recover in time for the semis, Nadal replied: “I don’t know. I’m going to have some more tests.

    “It is difficult to know. I am used to have things and I am used to having pain and playing with problems.

    “Let’s see. It’s obvious that this is nothing new. I had these feelings for a couple of days.

    “Without a doubt, this was the worst day. There has been an important increase of pain and limitation.

    “I can’t give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and then another thing happens, I will be a liar”

  • Joshua Jones

    Another dramatic day from SW19

    Oh wow.

    We thought yesterday was dramatic (trust me, it was) but then stepped forward Rafael Nadal.

    The 22-time Grand Slam champ is still on for the Calendar Slam after a heroic comeback from two sets to one down and an abdominal injury to beat Taylor Fritz in five dramatic sets in four hours and 21 minutes.

    He is scheduled to face Nick Kyrgios in Friday's semi-final after the Aussie kept his composure to down Cristian Garin in straight sets.

    Simona Halep and Elena Rybakina booked their spots in the women's semis – which will take place tomorrow.

    And there could be British success on Thursday with Neal Skupski back into the mixed doubles final with Desirae Krawczyk.

  • Joshua Jones

    Nadal admits he may not play

    Major breaking news from Wimbledon – Rafael Nadal confessed he "doesn't know" if he will play Nick Kyrgios in Friday's semi.

    That would give the Australian a walkover into the final.

    Asked if it was possible to recover his ab injury in time for Friday's semis, Nadal replied: “I don’t know. I’m going to have some more tests.

    “It is difficult to know. I am used to have things and I am used to having pain and playing with problems.

    “Let’s see. It’s obvious that this is nothing new. I had these feelings for a couple of days.

    “Without a doubt, this was the worst day. There has been an important increase of pain and limitation.

    “I can’t give you a clear answer because if I gave you a clear answer and then another thing happens, I will be a liar.”

  • Joshua Jones

    Friday fun 

    So we now know the four semi-finalists for this year’s Wimbledon. 

    On the top half, it is top-seed and four-time defending champion against Britain’s Cameron Norrie – who is in his first Major semi. 

    And on the bottom we have the blockbuster showdown between Rafael Nadal, eyeing a staggering 23rd Grand Slam, and Nick Kyrgios. 

    Both of those matches will take place on Centre Court on Friday afternoon. 

    Wimbledon will announce the order of play tomorrow but it is likely to be Kyrgios vs Nadal at 1:30pm followed by Djokovic vs Norrie to maximise the Friday evening UK BBC audience. 

  • Joshua Jones

    But is he going to be fit?

    Nadal continued: “Well, I hope to be ready to play it. That is the first thing.

    “Then Nick is a great player in all the surfaces, especially here on grass, he is having a great grass-court season.

    “It is going to be a big challenge, I need to be at my 100 per cent to keep having chances. That is what I will try to do.”

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    Credit: Richard Pelham / The Sun
  • Joshua Jones

    Not ab-solutely fine

    Nadal added: "Well, the body is generally fine. Of course in the abdominal something is nothing going well being honest.

    “I had to find a way to serve a little bit differently.

    "For a lot of moments I was thinking maybe I could not be able to finish the match

    “The court, the energy, it was something else – so thanks for that."

  • Joshua Jones

    At least he still enjoyed it

    Nadal said: “I honestly enjoy a lot playing these kind of matches. It was obviously that it was a tough afternoon against a great player.

    “All the credit to Taylor that he is playing great during the whole season.

    “For my personal side, it was not an easy match at all. I am very happy to be in the semi-finals."

  • Joshua Jones

    'Rafa finds a way'

    Laura Robson has had her say on that truly remarkable match.

    She told the BBC: "Where do you start? What a win that was. We were so sure he was going to stop but as Rafa does he finds a way through.

    "It is hard to imagine the match against Kyrgios being any more dramatic than this one.

    "I feel for Taylor Fritz, he looks absolutely devastated. He will learn so much from this loss."

  • Joshua Jones

    Up next? Only Nick Kyrgios

    Rafa's reward for that epic win is…

    A semi-final against long-term rival Nick Kyrgios.

    These two have history – especially here at Wimbledon!

    But will Rafa be ready physically?

  • Joshua Jones

    The Calendar Slam is STILL on

    That's right.

    Somehow.

    It is STILL on.

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

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