In the past few hours, Rafael Nadal officially announced his participation in Wimbledon. The Spanish phenomenon will travel to London on Monday and will do everything in its power to arrive in good shape to participate in the tournament. The first six months of 2022 have given huge relief to the 36-year-old from Manacor, who is able to win the Australian Open and Roland Garros despite the massive pain in his foot.
Thanks to a series of sneak peeks and the help of his doctor, the 36-year-old Aibri won his 14th title in Paris, leaving everyone speechless (and also causing some controversy). In doing so, the former No. 1 ATP player extended Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic to the all-time Grand Slam standings.
Rafa won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, while last year he had to miss the tournament due to injury. In an interview reported by “itennis.org”, Nadal recalled one of the best moments of his career. The reference to the victory over Andy Roddick in the Davis Cup in 2004.
Majorcan, who was only 18 years old at the time, took on the challenge to win ATP No. 2 in four sets.
Rafa Nadal beat Andy Roddick
“The match against Roddick in the 2004 Davis Cup Final is one of those highlights of my career, one that I will never forget.
Rafael Nadal said: “People remember my performance because of my maturity and youth, but the real architect of the win was Carlos Moya, who brought us two points. I think I claimed the win because the fans were there to support me; it was necessary.
I’ve had some notable matches at every stage of my career, and this is one of them, especially after that injury. I played at a very high level and deserved to win after working hard on the field.”
Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick played each other 10 times, with Spineard leading the showdown 7-3. The American placed first in his first-ever encounter in a round-of-64 match at the 2004 US Open. After overtaking Roddick in the Davis Cup Finals, the Spaniard beat the American in the Indian Wells Masters semi-finals in 2007.
Nadal is currently in an exciting state as he won his first two Grand Slam titles of the year. In addition, he also confirmed his participation in Wimbledon after undergoing treatment for his foot. Meanwhile, world number two Alexander Zverev will be absent due to the agonizing injury he suffered in the semi-final against Nadal in Paris.