Rafael Nadal loses against Borna Ćorić in Cincinnati on return from injury

Rafael Nadal loses against Borna Ćorić in Cincinnati on return from injury

Published August 18, 2022
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Having withdrawn from Wimbledon with an abdominal strain last month, Nadal returned to action on Wednesday and lost 7-6 4-6 6-3 against Croatia’s Borna Ćorić in a match that lasted close to three hours.

“The last month and a half hasn’t been easy because, having a tear on the abdominal, you don’t know when (you will be) 100 percent over the thing, so that affects me a little bit in terms of not (being) sure if you are able to try your best in every serve.”

“I need to practice. I need to return better. I need days (on the court), and that’s the truth. Obviously, I had my chances in the beginning. In the tie-break, I had two important chances with two set points that I played terribly with two more-or-less easy shots.”