Nadal loses again and delays Wimbledon announcement
RAFAEL Nadal lost his second exhibition match in as many days before delaying his decision as to whether he will defend his Wimbledon crown.
D-DAY: Rafael Nadal loses third consecutive match and delays Wimbledon announcement
Just a day after struggling to a 6-4, 6-3 straight sets defeat to 2002 Wimbledon champion Lleyton Hewitt, Nadal crashed 4-6, 7-6, (10-3) in a champions tie-break to Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka at the Hurlingham Club.
It is the third consecutive match the world number one has lost and prompted him to a delay a scheduled press conference until later tonight at the All England Club.
Nadal, who will be top seed at Wimbledon where he is due to face France's Arnaud Clement in round one, has been suffering with tendinitis in his knees ever since his premature fourth-round exit from the French Open last month.
That forced Nadal to forgo the chance to defend his title at Queen's, paving the way for British number one Andy Murray to capture his first grass-court title.
On Thursday uncle and coach Toni Nadal stated the world number was still struggling with his knees.
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