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Rafa Nadal vows to play on at Wimbledon

Spanish ace picked up an injury in his win yesterday but insists he’s good to go tomorrow against Mardy Fish.

Image: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

HE’S STILL IN the game.

Rafael Nadal has this afternoon declared himself fit to resume the defence of his Wimbledon title against Mardy Fish tomorrow.

The Spaniard suffered injured his left foot during the first set of his 3-1 fourth-round win over Juan Martin Del Potro yesterday, saying afterwards that a “crushed” bone could end his tournament prematurely.

But after having an MRI scan late last night, the 25-year-old has been passed fit to play and will put his injury to the test on the practice courts this afternoon.

“Good morning everybody,” he wrote on his Facebook page earlier, “Yesterday after the match I went to take an MRI at a London hospital.

“During the match I thought I had something serious but as the match went through the pain got better and thankfully the tests don’t show an injury.

“Today I will practice at 4.30pm and I’ll play tomorrow. Thanks all for the support.”

- AP

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