Rafael Nadal will have a scan on an abdominal injury before his Wimbledon semi-final after it almost forced him to retire from his last-eight match.

The Spaniard, who faces Nick Kyrgios on Friday, said he ignored calls from his dad and sister to quit as he struggled with his movement against Taylor Fritz.

Nadal had a medical timeout and somehow – even he said he did not know how – came from behind to win in five sets.

“[Retiring] is something that I hate to do,” the 36-year-old said.

“So I just keep trying, and that’s it.”

He also had strapping on his abdomen during his previous match but said the pain had got worse during Wednesday’s 3-6 7-5 3-6 7-5 7-6 (10-4) victory over American Fritz.

“It’s obvious that today is nothing new. I had these feelings for a couple of days. Without a doubt, today was the worst day,” he said.

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