'Rafael Nadal is among the five best athletes in history', says former star


'Rafael Nadal is among the five best athletes in history', says former star

"I am going to London and if I travel it is because I am going to play. Then we will see what happens: I am cautious, but what has happened so far gives me hope that I can be there. The treatment and the week of training give me confidence.

In the last 15 years the Slams have always been won by the same 3-4 players, while on grass everything can change because unexpected things can happen". During the press conference in Mallorca, Rafael Nadal announced that he will participate in the next Wimbledon and that the treatment on your foot is having the desired effects.

Before making his debut on the pitch of the All England Club, the Spaniard will participate in the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic. The exhibition event will take place at the Hurlingham Club and, in addition to Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Stan Wawrinka, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Casper Ruud and David Goffin will also compete.

Nadal outclassed Wawrinka in straight sets and will play Auger-Aliassime next Friday. Francisco Roig, Nadal's coach for many years, spoke about the first impressions of the 22-time Grand Slam champion on grass. The Spaniard found himself down a set and a break against Kamil Majchrzak and expressed regret at the level expressed.

However, Roig was very optimistic before the microphones of the EFE news agency. "At the beginning it's always difficult. When you start playing on grass it's complicated. It's not the first time it's happened and hopefully it won't be the last.

There are still many days to find the mechanisms he needs on this surface, the movements, the impact With the ball."

David Ferrer talks about Nadal

Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal's quest for his third Wimbledon title is one of the biggest talking points in the sport currently.

"Rafa is one of the favourites at Wimbledon, comes with a lot of confidence and is difficult to beat. He is among the five best athletes in history and has changed the sport with what he has achieved throughout his career. If Rafa is good mentally and plays confidently, he is a favorite," Ferrer said.

"28 wins and 5 losses is my resume in the tournament [Davis Cup]. I didn't have them under control, the truth is that I did well because I was in the hands of the best in the world - Rafa Nadal , and that's why we were never doing badly. Hopefully Rafa can be in the Davis Cup, he is the best player in history," Ferrer said.

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