At a news conference in London on Thursday, Rafael Nadal confirmed his decision to forego competing at Wimbledon.

Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the tournament due to an abdominal muscle injury. 

A day prior to his match against Nick Kyrgios in the men's semifinals, the decision was made.

For over a week, Nadal has been suffering from pain in his abdominal muscle.

After winning the Australian Open and the French Open this year, Nadal has won 19 consecutive major matches.

During the first set of his five-set victory in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, the pain nearly got intolerable.

Nadal stated, "I think it's apparent that if I continue, the injury will only get worse."

Due to Nadal's withdrawal, Kyrgios has reached his first major tournament final and will compete for the title against either Novak Djokovic or Cam Norrie.

Nadal won the Australian Open and the French Open earlier this year. 

He would have amassed 23 Grand Slam trophies if he had also won Wimbledon.