'Keep in mind that Rafael Nadal has at least...', says top analyst

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'Keep in mind that Rafael Nadal has at least...', says top analyst

The Wimbledon organizers are confident that they will be able to accommodate more fans than the current allocation of 25% of the facility's capacity at the traditional Grand Slam tournament on grass to be held from June 28 to July 11 this year following the latest easing of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Great Britain passed to the third phase of its roadmap and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Executive is planning to lift some of the restrictions in the country as of Monday, June 21, in order to reactivate the economy.

Organizers at the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) said last month that they were planning a 25% capacity, but the Wimbledon tournament will kick off a week after the current restrictions are lifted and they hope the government will allow some of them to be relaxed.

“In addition to the relaxation of Phase 3 restrictions and the first positive indications from the Event Research Program, we are confident that we will be able to increase our ticketing capacity for this year's tournament beyond the minimum position of 25 % we set last month, ”the All England Lawn Tennis Club said in a statement Wednesday.

“This confidence is based, in particular, on the reintroduction of the rule of tables for six people inside restaurants as of May 17 and the first indications that the guide of Phase 4 could include similar relaxations for the stadiums sports”, adds the statement.

Former pro Alex Corretja recently spoke about Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer with regard to their time left on tour.

Corretja speaks about Rafael Nadal

Alex Corretja believes that while Roger Federer's days are numbered, Rafael Nadal will play for a minimum of two more years.

"I would be surprised if he (Roger Federer) played many more years," Corretja said. "I think Federer is preparing to say goodbye in a big way and getting ready to come back to compete with everything. It is what you are looking for."

Roger Federer recently suffered a setback in his comeback to the tour, losing to Pablo Andujar in his opening match at the Geneva Open. Alex Corretja also asserted that he sees Rafael Nadal playing till the age of 37 at the very least.

In that time, Corretja expects the 34-year-old to add even more titles to his Grand Slam tally. "Keep in mind that Rafael Nadal has at least two more years left and he will take advantage of them to try to add a Grand Slam," Corretja said. "I see him qualified for it."