Rafael Nadal's PR manager Benito Perez-Barbadillo has denied the Marca report suggesting that the Spaniard won't compete at Wimbledon. On Friday, Spanish daily Marca reported that Nadal plans to take a lengthy break after the French Open and miss Wimbledon.
Nadal didn't address the report during his press conference at Roland Garros but his PR maneger refuted the Marca report. "That information from Marca was false. I spoke to the journalist yesterday after the press conference.
They took down the article immediately. Spoke to your British colleagues also. Rafa will try everything within the limits to be at Wimbledon," Benito Perez-Barbadillo's tweet read.
That information from Marca was false.
I spoke to the journalist yesterday after the press conference. They took down the article immediately. Spoke to your British colleagues also. Rafa will try everything within the limits to be at Wimbledon. — (B1PGA) Benito Perez-Barbadillo (@b1pr) June 4, 2022
Nadal playing through a foot issue
In recent weeks, Nadal started experiencing problems with his foot again.
Still, he managed to play the French Open and reach the final at the tournament. Throughout the tournament, Nadal hinted several times this might be his final French Open. "I'm very clear on the fact that I don't know what can happen (and it can be (his) last Roland).
You know what I have with my foot and if we don't find solutions, it will be difficult. For the moment we haven't so I give myself a chance," Nadal said in Paris. However, coach Francisco Roig thinks Nadal doesn't really want to retire.
"Well, I'd say he's trying to play Roland Garros and then we'll see. Not talking about retirement but trying to find something for this foot so that it can be better. Not healed, but search for something so that he can play with less pain," Roig said.
On Sunday, Nadal will have a chance to win a record 22nd Grand Slam title. Earlier this year, Nadal won a record 21st Grand Slam title in Australia. "Between my final here and my final in Australia, the Australian final surprised me more.
But I always said that in sports, things are changing quickly," Nadal said. Nadal plays Casper Ruud in the French Open final.