Originally Posted by Vihzel
Exactly what happened to Nadal? I didn't see the match.
Also, congrats to Kim Clijsters for winning the Australian Open! I was really hoping that Li Na would win, but it was a great final match nonetheless. Something I really love about Li Na is that she has one of the best, biggest, and friendliest smiles with a fun personality. I hope that she wins at least 1 grand slam!
I was watching the match and kept wondering how much pressure that she must be feeling.
Nadal didn't tell anyone and he went back into the medical room to get treated so nobody really knows (as far as I know).
The announcers were guessing hamstring or back spasms or abdominal tear but really had no idea either. Although he did have his hamstring area taped so that is my guess.
The injury itself was subtle and couldn't be noticed from any 1 point. He was basically playing at 50% the rest of the way (wasn't going for hard balls and not as fast) because he couldn't run properly but supposedly played the entire match only out of respect of his Spanish opponent and friend, and the game itself.