The presser where we hope Rafa will finally announce his Wimbledon status is now scheduled for 7pm London time (just about an hour and half from when I’m posting this).
Pat sent in this Times Online article that has info about today’s exhibition match.
After defeat by Lleyton Hewitt yesterday, Nadal went down to Stanislas Wawrinka, of Switzerland, this afternoon. However, he did not look unduly troubled by his injuries and there was little in his body language or movement around the court to offer hints as to which way his decision about Wimbledon will go.
And information on what happens to the draw if Rafa pulls out of the tournament:
Should any of the top four seeds drop out before Monday’s order of play is issued, the No 5 seed – in this case Juan Martín del Potro, of Argentina – moves into the vacant slot, with his place taken by the No 17 seed, David Ferrer, of Spain. The 33rd player on the men’s list would then slide into Ferrer’s position and a lucky loser from qualifying would fill the final slot.