Rafael Nadal enjoys a jet ski ride in Formentera after pulling out of Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal enjoys a jet ski ride during his holiday with friends in Formentera – after pulling out of Wimbledon due to abdominal injury

Rafael Nadal is continuing to enjoy his holiday in Formentera after his shock withdrawal from Wimbledon last week.

The tennis ace, 36, enjoyed a jet ski ride with friends on Monday, days after he dramatically pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of his semi-final against Nick Kyrgios with an abdominal tear.

The Spaniard looked in good spirits as he set out to sea on a boat with a large group of male pals before jumping on a jet ski.

Getting away from it all: Rafael Nadal is continuing to enjoy his holiday in Formentera after his shock withdrawal from Wimbledon last week

Getting away from it all: Rafael Nadal is continuing to enjoy his holiday in Formentera after his shock withdrawal from Wimbledon last week

Rafael dressed for the heat in a pair of turquoise shorts teamed with a white polo shirt and Nike trainers. A pair of statement mirrored sunglasses completed his look.

The sportsman flashed a big smile as he took charge of the jet ski while a pal sat behind him.

While the star holidayed with a large group, there was no sign of Rafael’s wife Maria Francisca Perello – who is pregnant with their first child. 

Last week Rafael gave up his struggle to win the calendar Grand Slam by pulling out of Wimbledon.

Well earned break: The tennis ace, 36, enjoyed a jet ski ride with friends on Monday, days after he dramatically pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of his semi-final

Well earned break: The tennis ace, 36, enjoyed a jet ski ride with friends on Monday, days after he dramatically pulled out of Wimbledon on the eve of his semi-final

The star announced he was pulling out after a 45 minute practice session on Thursday in which he clearly looked hampered.

By doing so he gave Nick Kyrgios a free pass into what was his first grand slam final. The Australian went on to lose the final to Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

Nadal stays unbeaten at Slams in 2022 after winning the Australian and French Opens. He decided that the abdominal injury hindering his serve was not going to allow him to compete properly.

Nadal’s unlikely push for the calendar Grand Slam was always likely to be derailed by his increasingly unco-operative body.

At the French Open he spoke of how his doctor had needed to ‘put his foot to sleep’ to get through the tournament and that he was not going to go through a course of injections again for the grass season.

With friends: While the star holidayed with a large group, there was no sign of Rafael's wife Maria Francisca Perello - who is pregnant with their first child

With friends: While the star holidayed with a large group, there was no sign of Rafael’s wife Maria Francisca Perello – who is pregnant with their first child

At a press conference on Thursday, Nadal confirmed: ‘Unfortunately as you can imagine I am here because I have to pull out from the tournament.

‘As everyone saw yesterday I have been suffering with a pain in the abdominal and something was not OK there. That is confirmed, I have a tear in the muscle and the communication is too late.

‘I was thinking the whole day I was thinking about the decision to make but I think it doesn’t make sense to go, even if I try through my career to keep going. 

‘It is very tough circumstances but it is obvious if I keep going the injury will be worse and worse.’

Injury: Last week Rafael gave up his struggle to win the calendar Grand Slam by pulling out of Wimbledon

Injury: Last week Rafael gave up his struggle to win the calendar Grand Slam by pulling out of Wimbledon 

‘I never thought about the calendar slam, I thought about my diary and my happiness,’ Nadal said.

‘I make the decision because I don’t believe I can win two matches under the circumstances. 

‘It is not only I can’t serve at the right speed, it is I can’t do the normal movement to serve.

‘After that to imagine myself winning two matches, and for respect for myself in some way, I don’t want to go out there and not be competitive enough to play at the level I need to play to achieve my goals.’ 

Pain: At a press conference on Thursday, Nadal confirmed: 'As everyone saw yesterday I have been suffering with a pain in the abdominal and something was not OK there'

Pain: At a press conference on Thursday, Nadal confirmed: ‘As everyone saw yesterday I have been suffering with a pain in the abdominal and something was not OK there’

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