The 22-time Major champion Rafael Nadal will travel to London on Monday ahead of the season's third Major event at Wimbledon! Rafa has been training hard on grass in the last couple of days, and his foot has reacted well to the treatment.
Thus, the Spaniard will enter the most famous tennis tournament and seek the first Wimbledon crown since 2010. Rafa has had a couple of busy days at home in Mallorca, training on a grass court with the Spanish junior and Feliciano Lopez and deciding to give it a go at Wimbledon.
Rafa has been dealing with a foot injury for a year, struggling against Novak Djokovic in the last year's Roland Garros semi-final and skipping Wimbledon and the Olympic Games. Nadal played only two matches in the rest of the season and made an impressive comeback in 2022.
Rafael Nadal will compete at the upcoming Wimbledon.
With two Major titles by his name, Rafa is the best player of the season, winning four crowns and moving two Majors clear of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. The Spaniard needed injections to endure the efforts at Roland Garros, passing them and feeling much better ahead of Wimbledon after receiving treatments on his foot in Barcelona.
Nadal made his Wimbledon debut in 2003, a couple of weeks after turning 17. He scored two victories and became one of the youngest players in the third round. Between 2006 and 2011, Rafa played in five consecutive Wimbledon finals, lifting trophies in 2008 and 2010 and losing three more finals to Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
The Spaniard lost the ground at the All England Club in the upcoming years and failed to reach the quarter-final between 2012 and 2017. Nadal raised his level at Wimbledon in 2018 and defeated five rivals for his first semi-final in seven years.
Novak Djokovic halted him in an epic five sets and five hours and 15 minutes of a two-day battle! A year later, Rafa lost one set en route to another Wimbledon semi-final, hoping to pass another obstacle and enter the final.
Instead, Roger Federer toppled him in four sets in their last meeting on the Tour. Standing half away from a calendar Grand Slam, Rafa will seek the 23rd Major crown in London, returning to Wimbledon for the first time since 2019.