Rafael Nadal made a big statement on his participation in Wimbledon 2022
Rafa Nadal said on Friday that he intends to attend Wimbledon later this month, when he will attempt to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title. Nadal, who turned 36 earlier this month after winning both the Australian and French Opens, told a news conference that the pain in his injured leg has subsided and he will return to London on Monday to start preparing for the tournament. will travel to
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Nadal, who won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, told a news conference in Mallorca, “I’m happy, I haven’t been limping for a week.” “I’ve noticed changes with treatment, still have strange sensations, sometimes I can’t feel my foot, but the pain that didn’t allow me to support my weight on my foot has subsided “
Nadal said he intends to travel to London on Monday and will assess how he is feeling after a week of training and exhibition matches.
Nadal said, “I intend to play Wimbledon, but it will all depend on what happens to my body next week. I have been without pain for a week and have been practicing, so that tells me That might be a chance.” To play in the tournament.”
Nadal said in Paris last month that he played at Roland Garros with pain-relieving injections before each match, but did not want to repeat the same at other tournaments.
The issue, which forced him to take five months off in 2021, comes ahead of the French Open in Rome, when he returned from a six-week injury break in May. Nadal has not played Wimbledon since 2019 when he reached the semi-finals. The tournament was not held the following year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and he missed the 2021 edition due to injury. He last reached the Wimbledon final 11 years ago, when he was runner-up to Novak Djokovic.
Nadal said, “I haven’t played on the grass for three years and I have to adapt, every day I am recovering from the sensations and feeling better. I have a week left before I play and I have to go little by little.” Have to test yourself.” “It’s important to go ahead in the first round. If you go ahead, you pick up the pace to get to the end. You have to survive no matter what.”
Nadal also confirmed that his wife Marie Perello is pregnant with their first child. “If all goes well, I’m going to be a father. I’m not used to talking about my personal life. We live more peacefully with a low profile. I don’t expect much of my life with this.” will change,” he said. “Everyone has worked well for me at the moment and I am not a friend to replace what works well. My intention is to play Wimbledon, rest, then prepare for Canada and then the US Open.”