Wimbledon 2022: Rafael Nadal confirms intent to play in event for first time since 2019

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Fresh off of his French Open victory, Rafael Nadal confirmed Friday that he intends to play at Wimbledon for the primary time in three years. According to a report by ESPN, Nadal confirmed his intentions at a information convention in Mallorca, Spain.

Nadal had beforehand said that he wouldn’t play at Wimbledon if a medical process to handle his Mueller-Weiss syndrome — a situation that causes continual ache in a foot — was not profitable. But after present process a radiofrequency nerve ablation and coaching on grass for every week, Nadal stated he feels totally different and can Wimbledon in an try to increase his file of Grand Slam titles to 23.

“[The medical treatment] done in Barcelona is not a 100% immediate thing, but changes are noticeable,” Nadal stated. “I have noticed them, strange sensations, my joint pain has decreased. My intention is to play Wimbledon, to travel to London on Monday.”

Nadal cautioned that his enjoying at Wimbledon just isn’t a completely, definitive resolution, as his foot must be evaluated on a day-to-day foundation.

Regardless, Nadal has already had an excellent 2022, successful each the Australian Open and the French Open.

A two-time singles champion at Wimbledon, Nadal will play within the English event for the primary time since 2019, when he misplaced within the semifinals to Roger Federer. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted within the 2020 version of the event being cancelled, and Nadal withdrew from the event in 2021 attributable to his bodily situation.


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