Rafael Nadal confirms he will play Wimbledon: ‘I haven’t been limping in a week’
Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play Wimbledon this year after successful treatment in his injured foot.
Nadal has won both of the Grand Slams so far this year, recently adding the French Open title to the Australian Open he won at the start of the season.
That puts him half way to a calendar Slam, and he now feels able to pursue the next stage of it after radiofrequency treatment in his foot.
“The last week of training tells me there is a chance,” Nadal told reporters in Spain. “My intention is to play at Wimbledon.”
On the condition of his foot, Nadal added: “I’m happy, I haven’t been limping for a week.
“I have noticed changes with the treatment – I still have strange sensations, sometimes I can’t feel my foot, but the pain that did not allow me to support my weight on my foot has subsided.”
Rafael Nadal suffers from Muller-Weiss syndrome, a condition which causes serious problems in his foot.
There is an option to correct it with surgery, but that would mean the end of Nadal’s playing career so he is attempting to delay it as long as possible with injections and alternative pain management methods.
Nadal is a two-time Wimbledon champion, although he has not won it for 12 years now and this one will be his first appearance at the Championships since 2019.
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