22-times champion Rafael Nadal travels to London on Monday ahead of the third big event of the season at Wimbledon! Rafa has been training hard on grass for the past few days and his foot has reacted well to the treatment.
Thus, the Spaniard will enter the most famous tennis tournament and will seek his first Wimbledon title since 2010. Rafa spent two busy days at his home in Mallorca, where he trained on a grass court with the young Spaniard and Feliciano Lopez and decided to try it at Wimbledon.
Rafa has been suffering from a foot injury for a year, as he faced Novak Djokovic in the semi-finals of Roland Garros last year and skipped Wimbledon and the Olympics. Nadal played only two games in the remainder of the season and returned impressively in 2022.
With two major titles to his name, Rafa is considered the best player of the season, winning four titles and beating Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in two major tournaments. The Spaniard needed the injections to withstand the efforts of Roland Garros, beat them and felt much better ahead of Wimbledon after receiving foot treatments in Barcelona.
Nadal made his Wimbledon debut in 2003, two weeks after his seventeenth birthday. He scored two wins and became one of the youngest players in the third round. Between 2006 and 2011, Rafa played in five consecutive finals at Wimbledon, lifting titles in 2008 and 2010 and losing three more finals to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
The Spaniard lost his ground at the All England Club in subsequent years, failing to reach the quarter-finals between 2012 and 2017. Nadal raised his level at Wimbledon in 2018, defeating five opponents in his first semi-final in seven years.
Rafa Nadal will play the tournament
Rafael Nadal recently stated that winning the Davis Cup, which came after an injury, was helped by a crowd who witnessed the claycourt competition at Seville’s Olympic Stadium. “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 how young I am, 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.”