'If Rafael Nadal is good mentally, he is a...', says former ATP star



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'If Rafael Nadal is good mentally, he is a...', says former ATP star

Toni Nadal has confirmed that Rafael Nadal is fine on his feet, but added that Novak Djokovic remains the main favorite for the Wimbledon title. After undergoing foot treatment in his home country, Nadal is ready to compete in the Cathedral of tennis.

Nadal has had a great 2022 season so far, as he is in the running for a calendar Grand Slam. Now, Nadal hopes to win Wimbledon and capture his 23rd Grand Slam title. However, that will be easier said than done as Djokovic - who has won the last three editions of the tournament - will also compete in The Championships.

Uncle Toni thinks his nephew will be really dangerous if he advances to the second week at Wimbledon. "Rafa is fine. I think he will be one of the favourites, but the main one is still Djokovic and Hurkacz or Berrettini will be there.

If he is lucky enough to get through the first week, he becomes very competitive in the second," Toni Nadal told Radio Marca, as revealed by Mario Boccardi. Last Monday, Nadal started his preparation for Wimbledon. After practicing on grass for five days in Mallorca, Nadal addressed the journalists.

There, Nadal said that he was happy with the work done on the training tracks in Mallorca. "I'm happy with the way I've been able to practice the week here. I'm excited to travel, to try to play Wimbledon after three years," Nadal said.

"I've been able to practice all week, increasing the amount of work a little bit. So I'm positive about it."

Rafa has won 22 Grand Slams

In a conversation with Marca, fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, who was involved in numerous battles with Rafael Nadal over the years, spoke about how the 35-year-old is one of the favorites at the upcoming Wimbledon Championships.

"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.