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Wimbledon: Rafael Nadal's foot is not broken, so it's on with Mardy Fish

June 28, 2011 |  6:36 am

Rafael Nadal hurt foot Rafael Nadal, defending Wimbledon champion and No. 1 seed, feared he had broken his foot Monday in a fourth-round win over Juan Martin del Potro.

Nadal had an MRI on Monday night after his win and posted the results on his Facebook page:

"Good morning everybody. 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 4.30 pm and I'll play tomorrow. Thanks all for the support," Nadal said.

Nadal is scheduled for a quarterfinal against the lone American left in singles, 10th-seeded Mardy Fish. But if Nadal is going to practice Tuesday, he'd better be looking at some indoor courts because there are thunder and lightning going on right now, and rain too.

Luckily, with the roof available on Centre Court, German wild card Sabine Lisicki has taken the first set from Marion Bartoli, who beat Serena Williams on Monday.


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Photo: Rafael Nadal believed he had seriously injured his foot in his Monday match but an MRI shows all is well for Nadal to play Tuesday.  Credit: Felipe Trueba / EPA