Rafael Nadal wants to ‘try to play’ at Wimbledon

Victorious for the 14e time of Roland-Garros, on June 5, at the end of a fortnight spent with an anesthetized left foot in order to be able to play each of the matches of the Parisian tennis tournament, Rafael Nadal has “intent to attempt to play” at Wimbledon, which begins on June 27. This is what he declared to the press on Friday June 17, at the end of a week spent on the island of Mallorca, where he carried out grass training.

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“This week of training tells me that there may be possibilities”explained the Spaniard, who, after his victory at Roland-Garros, had started treatment to relieve his foot pain: a “pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment” who falls asleep “the nerves in the region of the injury from which he suffers”in the words of his spokesperson.

Rafael Nadal, who has suffered for years from Müller-Weiss syndrome, a degenerative and incurable disease, which is characterized by the deformation of one of the bones of the foot, said Friday noting the “changes” produced by this treatment. “I haven’t limped for a week. I am happy. It reduced the pain that prevented me from pressing » foot.

“I haven’t played on grass for three years and it will be difficult”he estimated, anticipating like a “lottery” his first matches at Wimbledon against players who have already made their mark on gazo.

In the absence of world number one Daniil Medvedev (excluded because Russian) and number two Alexander Zverev, injured, Rafael Nadal should be seeded number two in London, behind Novak Djokovic, three-time defending champion.

The player with 22 Grand Slam titles, who won Wimbledon twice (in 2008 and 2010), will travel to London on Monday June 20 to train and play a few exhibition matches.

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The World with AFP


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