Andy Roddick weighs in on Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon chances



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Andy Roddick weighs in on Rafael Nadal's Wimbledon chances

Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick thinks Rafael Nadal will definitely be a Wimbledon favorite if he shows up at The All England Club. Nadal, who turned 36 this month, captured a record 22nd Grand Slam title after beating Casper Ruud in the French Open final.

After winning the French Open, Nadal returned to Spain, where he has been undergoing a treatment for his foot. Nadal kicked off his preparations for Wimbledon this week, but he has yet to officially confirm his participation at The Championships.

Nadal lifted his first Wimbledon title in 2008, before winning his second title at the tournament in 2010. Roddick, a three-time Wimbledon finalist, was asked about this year's Wimbledon favorites.

Roddick: Nadal has won Wimbledon twice

"Is Rafa Nadal, did that procedure help? Is he going to be able to play well on the grass? When he is there, he is very good on grass.

We always forget that he has won Wimbledon twice, right? We don't give him enough credit just because he's so good on clay," Roddick said on Tennis Channel. Nadal has won the opening two Grand Slams of the season and he is in the running for a Calendar Grand Slam.

Toni Nadal acknowledged that Nadal has a chance to make tennis history this year and he will definitely give his best to compete at The Championships. “Wimbledon starts in less than two weeks, so let’s see if my nephew is there or not,” Toni Nadal said.

“I think that he will be and that the treatment goes well. He wants to take advantage of the good sporting moment that he is going through and that has led him to be the winner of the two Grand Slams”. Nadal hasn't played at Wimbledon since losing to Roger Federer in the semifinal at the tournament in 2019. Last year, Nadal missed Wimbledon because of a foot issue.