Rafael Nadal: the heart says Wimbledon, the mind says rest

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Rafael Nadal: the heart says Wimbledon, the mind says rest

Will Rafael Nadal play Wimbledon 2022? After winning both the Australian Open and Roland Garros, the Spanish champion declared that he had a nerve in his foot asleep due to Weiss-Muller syndrome, a degenerative disease that forces him to use painkillers and infiltrations.

After the French Open, Rafa also saw himself on crutches, but his presence at the Championships is still very much in doubt. Many even thought that his career was over after the discovery of this disease, but Nadal explained how he will continue to try to play.

As for London, the heart would say play, the mind would say rest. Rafael Nadal himself went back to analyzing what happened at Roland Garros, expressing his considerations on various issues. The Spanish champion was also recently interviewed by the television broadcaster Antena 3.

First observations on the physical problem: "Without doubt, it is better to play in this way than with pain. It is a theme that cannot be prolonged over time: having won the title, it is clear that it was worth it. They numbed my foot with the anesthetic.

In my opinion, it has an added value that I was able to concentrate on the game and put aside everything I had to do in order to compete." Rafa went back to talking about the quarter-final with rival Novak Djokovic: "I don't always think of winning, in the end it was a match in which I wasn't the favorite.

Normally it would have been different but it's true that this place has something special.The reality is that I made it to the quarters after being able to win four games, so I came in with a little more training and that helped me.

It was an emotional evening, the audience couldn't have been better with me. I enjoyed myself to the fullest, playing against one of your great opponents. It was one of the key challenges of the tournament." On the new interventions: "We will go step by step.

Unfortunately I have had several injury problems in my life, so I try to think about what we need to do now. We'll see if with this I can reduce the pain: I hope it works great, otherwise it will be time to do another approach that I cannot tell you, because I have nothing clear in mind."

On the rumors of the retreat: "Doubts do not bother me. In the end they are logical and I am the first to have them. I think they help you stay awake and improve: when you have doubts it means that you are not so sure of yourself, and therefore do more to seek that security.

My career has been longer than I hoped for, I have achieved more success than I ever thought. What will happen in the future? I don't know what will happen. Obviously there will be a time when this is all over, because this has an expiration date, but I like to keep doing what I like as long as it is possible."

Meanwhile, the first step, the closest, is Wimbledon: the next few hours will be full of meaning for the 22-times-Slam champion.