Rafael Nadal Feeling Quite Happy Ahead Of First Grass Match In Three Years

by Staff | June 26th, 2022, 4:31 pm
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The most important foot in tennis is feeling good for the grass courts of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal has confirmed.

Meeting the press yesterday, Nadal said that his ailing left foot is not an issue for now.

“Obvious that if I am here, it’s because things are going better,” Nadal said. “If not, I would not be here.

“So quite happy about the things, how evolved. I can’t be super happy because I don’t know what can happen. But I only can speak about the feelings that I am having the last two weeks. There is a couple of things that are so important for me, no?

“First of all, I can walk normal most of the days, almost every single day. That’s for me the main issue. When I wake up, I don’t have this pain that I was having for the last year and a half, so quite happy about that.

“And second thing, practicing. I have been in overall better, honestly, no? Since the last two weeks, I didn’t have not one day of these terrible days that I can’t move at all. Of course, days better; days a little bit worst.

“The feeling and overall feelings are positive, no, because I am in a positive way in terms of pain, and that’s the main thing.”

That’s all good news for Nadal as he tries to mount a run at the Calendar Slam. But he hasn’t played on the slippery grass surface in three years since losing to Roger Federer in the 2019 Wimbledon semifinal.

“Have been I think three years the last time. So, yeah, happy to be here. Been already almost a week here. So enjoying the fact to play on grass after such a long time. Always a challenge, the transition, ” Nadal said. “Yeah, is a daily work and that’s what I doing.”

The 2-time Wimbledon champion will seeking his 15th straight Slam match win against Argentine Francisco Cerundolo. During his French Open title run, Nadal needed injections to put his foot to “sleep”, and there were even rumors/reports that he had pulled out of Wimbledon.

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