Rafa Nadal does not want to miss his appointment with Wimbledon. The Majorcan tennis player has appeared before the media at the Mallorca Country Club in Santa Pona, in Mallorca, headquarters of the ATP 250 Majorca Championship which starts this weekend.
The manager tennis player He trained this Friday for two hours with his compatriot Feliciano López, a natural herb specialist. All week he has trained on courts with a surface similar to those of the All England Club, home of Wimbledon. On Monday I started with light exercises, without a racket, which have gone increasing until completing several sessions at maximum performance.
Nadal travel to London to exercise and acclimatize. After responding positively to pulsed radiofrequency treatment to which he has submitted, the manager does not want to miss out on the possibility of being able to compete for another Grand Slam.
Pulsed radiofrequency is working
the recent Roland Garros winnerwith 22 Grand Slam titles under his belt, tried the full range of shots on the grass against López, double champion at Queen’s (2017 and 2019) and quarterfinalist at Wimbledon in 2005, 2008 and 2011.
To Nadal he was seen moving well on the track without showing signs of chronic injury -Müller Weiss syndrome-, which he suffers from in his left foot and which forced him to undergo pulsed radio frequency treatment on the different nerves involved in the damaged area.
The press conference, in full
Treatment of your foot injury.“What was done in Barcelona, that I was twice, is not a 100% immediate thing, but changes are immediately noticeable. Somehow the joint pain that did not allow me to support myself has decreased. one part, sometimes another and sometimes I feel ramps in the plant. But in a few weeks everything is reorganized. I’m happy. I haven’t been lame for a week.”
Trip to London and adaptation. “My intention is to play Wimbledon. The treatment and the week of training give me hope, and I wouldn’t go if I didn’t intend to play. Travel, play an exhibition at Hurlingham and do a week of training to see if it’s possible.”
His date with Wimbledon. “I haven’t played Wimbledon for three years and I’m excited. I don’t know what can happen in five days, I’m cautious, but what has happened so far gives me hope that he can be present.”
Expectations for the All England Club. “The sensations are good, playing Roland Garros well helps confidence level, but grass is a different surface and there is little logic. But I haven’t played on grass for three years and it will be complicated. The first rounds will be crucial. If you pass them the rivals They are more difficult, but you play with more security. The first games you play with people with recent experience on these courts and it’s a bit of a lottery”.
The most complicated surface. “Tennis is a fairly unpredictable sport. Things have been a bit predictable for a time because in recent years three or four players have fought for major tournaments, but it is not logical. Let us remember that someone who had won in Hertogenbosch I hadn’t won a match. More unexpected things happen. It’s the shortest season of the year, Wimbledon is the tournament with the fewest references.”
US season after grass. “I am a professional tennis player and I try to follow the schedule whenever possible. I will do my best to get there well prepared. Normally what I have done is play the first week of the Masters 1,000, in Canada, and then they take decisions. So far it has worked well for me and I am not a fan of changing what works well. My intention is to play Wimbledon, rest, then Canada and then the US Open.”
The four Grand Slams in one year? “The last man to do it was Rod Laver 60 years ago. It’s hard to think I can do it at 36.”
upcoming fatherhood “If everything goes well, I’m going to be a father. I don’t know how it will affect me because I don’t have experience, but I don’t expect fatherhood to mean a change in my professional life.”