'Rafael Nadal changes the execution on grass', says top analyst

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'Rafael Nadal changes the execution on grass', says top analyst

It misses less and less at the start of Wimbledon 2022. The third Grand Slam of the season will kick off on Monday 27 June, but will not award ATP points due to the organizers' decision to exclude Russian and Belarusian tennis players.

The big favorite in the men's field is Novak Djokovic, winner of the last three editions and on the hunt for his seventh seal at Church Road. The former world number 1 did not shine in the first part of 2022, paying dearly for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus.

In addition to not being able to defend the title at the Australian Open, the Serbian champion also suffered serious damage to his image. The 35-year-old from Belgrade was unable to redeem himself at Roland Garros, where his race was already interrupted in the quarters at the hands of his eternal rival Rafael Nadal.

The latter will also take part in Wimbledon, having managed to alleviate the pain in his foot thanks to the new treatment with Dr. Cotorro. Speaking to Eurosport, Alex Corretja revealed the difficulties tennis players face when playing on grass.

Corretja opens up on Nadal

Eurosport star consultant where he carries out numerous interviews on the court and analyzes of all kinds, Alex Corretja has looked into the difficult adaptation between the clay court season and the grass season.

The former double finalist therefore gives five keys to a successful transition and today we have chosen the theme of effects. “The surface changes, the bounce of the ball changes and, therefore, the spin too. The topspin we've seen in the last three months of the calendar isn't as productive on grass, it doesn't hurt the opponent as much, unless you have Rafael Nadal's level of alien and to be above any period of adaptation, although even the Spaniard changes the execution a bit, hitting the ball without so much curve and betting on a much more direct and straight shot.

In fact, hitting a topspin on the grass can help your opponent bounce the ball with that extra height the surface takes away, so we'd be doing our opponent a favor." Nadal has been active on the ATP tour since 2001 and he has played in 64 major tours till now.

The astounding fact is that the tennis legend has won more than a third of every major he’s ever played. Nadal’s dominance is evident from the fact that he has won 22 titles out of the total 64 majors.