Speaking to Eurosport, John McEnroe said that it will be difficult for Rafael Nadal to win again on the London lawns of Wimbledon. McEnroe analyzed: "Wimbledon is undoubtedly the most difficult Grand Slam for Rafael Nadal to win, even if after the feat at the Roland Garros we can no longer rule out anything.
He has anesthetized his foot in order to take the court in Paris, leaving everyone speechless and also sparking some controversy. I have no idea how he did it, but it's crazy that he won seven games in the best of five sets with a totally numb foot.
Rafa's tenacity will never cease to amaze me," added the seven-time Grand Slam champion. John then went into detail: "Nadal is 36 years old and not even he knows how long he will continue to play. He will do everything he can to get to Wimbledon and the US Open in good condition, then he'll see.
If he finds a remedy to ease the pain in his foot, he may be able to play for a few more years. We will see how much he will be willing to risk."
Rafael Nadal ready for Wimbledon
Never before has Rafael Nadal won the first two Slams of the season.
The former world number 1 left everyone speechless in the first six months of 2022, in which he proved for the umpteenth time that he is a legend of modern sport. In addition to winning the Australian Open for the second time in his career, the Spanish phenomenon also won his 14th Roland Garros.
The 36-year-old from Manacor was not even sure to take the field in Paris, given the pain in his foot that had already limited him during the tournaments in Madrid and Rome. Thanks to a series of infiltrations and the help of Dr.
Cotorro, the Iberian has accomplished yet another memorable feat. Rafa thus hoisted himself to 22 Majors, further stretching Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time ranking. The Majorcan will be one of the most anticipated players at Wimbledon, where he hasn't triumphed since 2010.