The world of tennis is shocked. When it looked like Rafael Nadal was ready to challenge another Grand Slam title in his decorated career,

Nadal, 36, was expected to face Nick Kyrgios in a thrilling semi-final on Friday, but thanks to his decision,

Because of stomach cramps Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Wimbledon . After a painful play, he was unable to risk serious injury.

As everyone else saw yesterday, I have been suffering from stomach pains. It doesn't make sense to play, injuries will get worse

I do not want to risk being absent for 2 or 3 months, ”Nadal told a news conference.

" Usually it takes 3-4 weeks for me to recover from this type of injury, which will allow me to maintain a regular schedule. By the week,

I should be able to get used to it from the beginning, without serving."

It's a shame to see the injury prevent Rafa from writing more history, but he has gone so far no matter what. Now,