Emmanuel LANGELLIER, Media365: published on Sunday June 19, 2022 at 7:41 p.m.
An uncertain time, Rafael Nadal should present himself well at Wimbledon in 2022. What exactly will he do to prepare?
And if at the beginning of July, it was 23? Yes, this is now possible, Rafael Nadal could display 23 Grand Slam tournaments on the evening of Sunday July 10, the day of the Wimbledon men’s final. Three weeks after his 14th crown at Roland-Garros, the Spaniard should line up for the famous event played on grass, as he has
said Friday. Very uncertain because of his problems with his left foot, optimism is in order and “Rafa” will most likely seek a 3rd crown at the All England Club.
A positive foot treatment
The double winner of Wimbledon (2008, 2010) put an end to the suspense in Mallorca where he trains on grass. “My intention is to play Wimbledon,” said Rafael Nadal in the Balearic Islands. The treatment attempted after Roland-Garros to try to attenuate or completely eliminate his pain in the left foot, which he has suffered since 2005, struck by the Müller-Weiss syndrome, is positive and thus, Nadal will appear on Monday at Wimbledon whose the tournament will begin on June 27 and where he has not played for three years.
An exhibition with Djokovic, Ruud, Alcaraz and Auger-Aliassime
Before the start of the big fortnight of the green, Nadal also made it known what he was going to do to prepare. The Bull of Manacor will play an exhibition tournament in Hurlingham, a locality located in London. During this event scheduled for June 21 to 26, the king of clay will play two matches, without knowing his opponents yet. What we do know, however, are the other players who will be present on this test of preparation for “Wim”. The plateau will be raised since Novak Djokovic, Casper Ruud, Carlos Alcaraz and Félix Auger-Aliassime will be there! Andy Murray could also come as Emma Raducanu. Several former players will also evolve on this Hurlingham exhibition, called “Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic”, such as Lleyton Hewitt, Greg Rusedki, Marcos Baghdatis, Tommy Haas, Radek Stepanek, Xavier Malisse Mansour Bahrami or Daniela Hantuchova. A beautiful sight in perspective…