Rafael Nadal gives positive update on his foot ahead of Wimbledon



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Rafael Nadal gives positive update on his foot ahead of Wimbledon

Record 22-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal says his foot is doing well and suggested to reporters that he is getitng tired of talking about his foot every time he steps in the press room. On Saturday, Nadal held his pre-tournament press conference at Wimbledon.

As expected, the reporters were curious how Nadal's foot was doing following a treatment in Spain. "I am going to be talking about my foot today and not anymore, if it is fine for you, guys. I've been always very open.

We cannot be talking about my foot every single day. If not, we forget the most important thing: that is tennis," Nadal said.

After winning the French Open, Nadal opted for a new foot treatment - radiofrequency ablation to the nerve in his foot.

Nadal's foot has seemingly responded well as the Spaniard reveals he hasn't had "one of those terrible days" in the last two weeks. "I can walk normal most of the days, almost every single day. Since the last two weeks, I didn't have not one day of these terrible days that I can't move at all.

I feel positive in terms of pain, and that's the main thing," Nadal revealed.

Nadal aims his third Wimbledon title

Nadal is in contention to win a Calendar Grand Slam this year and he is aiming to win his first Wimbledon title since 2010.

Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion, drew Francisco Cerundolo in the first round. Coach Francisco Roig said Nadal is not the top favorite but added he could be extremely dangerous if he reaches the second week. “Rafa has to go to Wimbledon because he feels good and the treatment so far has worked.

He is going to try to win. The pressure is always there. His feelings have always been good,” Roig told COPE. “With Rafa you aspire to everything. The favourites are Novak Djokovic, Matteo Berrettini and Rafa, in this order. If we reach the second week, Rafa will [need to] be ahead of Berrettini."