‘What is incredible for me is how Rafael Nadal…’, says doctor

Rafael Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam champion, has sent a strong signal that he does indeed plan to compete at Wimbledon, as he practiced on grass for the first time this year on Monday. Nadal, who turned 36 this month, was taking injections of anesthesia and anti-inflammatories for two weeks straight at the French Open. After winning the French Open, Nadal returned to Spain, where he began receiving treatment for his chronic foot problem. Nadal’s foot seems to have responded well to the treatment, since he was able to start his preparation for Wimbledon this week on the natural grass of the Santa Ponça Country Club (Calviá-Mallorca), information shared by the EFE agency and Spanish media such as the brand journal. When Uncle Toni was asked about Nadal’s participation in Wimbledon, he was optimistic that his nephew could compete. “Wimbledon starts in less than two weeks, so let’s see if my nephew is there or not,” said Toni Nadal. “I think he will be there and that the treatment is going well. He wants to take advantage of the good sporting moment that he is going through and that has led him to be the winner of the two Grand Slams”. Taking anesthetic injections for two weeks straight was not ideal for Nadal and he has made it clear that he will try to avoid going down that path in the future. “Wimbledon is a priority, it always has been. If I am able to play with anti-inflammatories, yes,” Nadal said.

Rafa Nadal lifted his 14th Roland Garros title

Just 48 hours after lifting his 22nd Grand Slam title in Paris, Rafael Nadal was seen in Barcelona on Tuesday using crutches to walk. “What is incredible for me is how Rafa is able to adapt to play in these conditions and win Roland Garros,” said Cotorro. Nadal’s doctor stated that the Spaniard will play Wimbledon if radiofrequency is successful, and if it isn’t, they will pursue other options. “If the radiofrequency works, Rafa will arrive in London in top form. In four days, he will stop using crutches and start training. There, we will see how he is evolving. If there is any discomfort after the treatment, we will see if he can compete at Wimbledon or not. We have more options left, but they are more aggressive actions and that will be considered at the time depending on how everything evolves,” said Cotorro. Rafael Nadal is having a dream 2022 season. Earlier this year, he became the first man to lift 21 Grand Slam singles titles.