Wimbledon make U-turn and WILL refund tickets after semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios was cancelled due to Spaniard pulling out on eve of Centre Court showdown through injury
- Wimbledon have reversed an initial policy not to offer refunds on semi-final tie
- Spaniard Rafael Nadal was due to face Australian Nick Kyrgios on Centre Court
- Nadal has pulled out of the tournament after picking up an injury in the quarters
Wimbledon have reversed an initial policy not to offer refunds on the semi-final between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.
Spaniard Nadal has pulled out of the tournament due to injury, meaning there will only be one men’s semi-final, therefore ticket holders have been allowed to go online and apply for a refund, but that was only prior to midnight.
Nadal announced the decision late on Thursday at a press conference after he suffered an abdominal tear during his quarter-final win over Taylor Fritz 24 hours earlier.
Wimbledon have reversed an initial policy not to offer refunds on the semi-final match between Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios due to take place on Centre Court on Friday
Rafael Nadal announced that he would withdraw from the competition on Thursday afternoon
Nadal was struggling with an abdominal problem in his quarter-final win over Taylor Fritz
Nadal dug deep and won in a fifth set tie-break and his semi-final match against Nick Kyrgios was set to be the second match on Centre Court on Friday.
Australian Kyrgios has now been given a walkover into Sunday’s final where he will face the winner of either Novak Djokovic or British No 1 Cameron Norrie.
It was originally reported after Nadal spoke to the media that fans would not be given any money back.
Australian Nick Kyrgios has now been given a walkover into Sunday’s final at Wimbledon
That was because there will still be a full programme on Centre Court, however, organisers have since reversed their decision.
The schedule has also been reset, which means the women’s doubles semi-finals will now take place in-between Djokovic and Norrie’s clash.
At 1.30pm, fourth seeds Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko take on second seeds Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova in the first match.
Djokovic and Norrie will clash no earlier than 2.30pm, while the women’s doubles match between Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai taking on Desirae Krawczyk and Danielle Collins will follow.
Fans will be disappointed to miss what could have been a classic matchup between Nadal and Kyrgios.
The Australian will now participate in his first-ever Grand Slam final.
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