22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has confirmed his determination to compete at Wimbledon and his third Grand Slam outfit of the season has been revealed. Nadal, who turned 36 earlier this month, had been taking sedation and painkillers for two weeks straight at the French Open to numb the pain in his foot.
After winning the French Open, Nadal returned to Spain to treat his foot. Nearly two weeks later, Nadal is feeling better and ready to compete at Wimbledon. Nadal would not play any of the ATP events on grass before Wimbledon, but decided to play the exhibition tournament at Hurlingham FC.
At Hurlingham Show, Nadal is scheduled to play two matches. “I’ve had some improvements, different sensations in the foot, honestly. I consider that a positive thing,” Nadal said at Mallorca Country Club.
“I intend to travel to London next Monday, play two matches there before the tournament starts and follow the usual schedule to prepare as best as possible. [for] Wimbledon. To this day, that’s all I can say.
I am so optimistic. “On Monday, Nadal took to the grass for the first time this year. The foot treatment and start of preparation for Wimbledon have gone well as Nadal is ready to travel to London.” I am happy with the way I was able to practice the week here.
Nadal said: “I’m excited to travel, to try to play Wimbledon after three years. I’ve been able to train all week, and increase the amount of work a little bit. So I’m sure of that.”
Steve Flink talks about Nadal
Speaking on a recent podcast, sports journalist Steve Flink said Rudd should learn from Rafael Nadal to be a pro and not let someone’s likes get in the way of his goal.
“You can’t let your respect and admiration for Rafa, your training sessions in his chassis, and the fact that Rafa is a respected athlete and a great man get in your way. Look at Rafa. He’s tough on the court.
He’s very likable and very humble, but when he’s there, there’s absolutely no bullshit and that’s what Rudd needs to learn from, Flink said, “I wasn’t expecting 11 games in a row.
I think Rod could have done something a little better. He kind of gave it up before the game when he said he had to play his best game and that he had to play better than he had before. I put a lot of pressure on him. Flink said Nadal had to have a really bad day to lose that match.