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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Injury casts doubt on Nadal's Wimbledon defense
(CNN) -- Defending Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal could be forced out of the tournament through injury after battling past Juan Martin Del Potro in their last 16 clash.
The world number one suffered a foot injury in the opening set of his four hour epic against the Argentine but battled through the pain to triumph 7-6 3-6 7-6 6-4 in front of the watching Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
Nadal was forced to call for the doctor after sustaining his injury and though he won the first set of the clash, he moved gingerly around the court in the second as Del Potro took it with relative ease.