‘Rafael Nadal will play at Wimbledon’ – Uncle Toni gives huge injury update
Rafael Nadal is now planning to play Wimbledon after Toni Nadal revealed he was ‘feeling better’ following treatment on his foot injury.
Nadal made it clear after winning Roland Garros that he would not play SW19 if there was not a significant improvement in his foot, which required pain-killing injections at Roland Garros.
That meant he was reliant on a course of radio frequency therapy to manage the pain, but there were no guarantees it would work.
Toni Nadal, though, says he has spoken to Rafa and everything is looking very positive regarding his chances of making it to Wimbledon.
“Yes, Rafael plays in Wimbledon,” Toni Nadal said, as quoted by tennisnet.com.
“I talked to him. At first he said: ‘Everything hurts.’ But when we spoke yesterday, he said it was much better.
“He wants to train. And if he has a little chance, he will play at Wimbledon. He goes on the court on Monday.”
Toni Nadal also spoke about the long-term effects of the foot problem, and explained that they will be taken care of by surgery.
Unfortunately, though, surgery would end his playing career, so it is not an option at the moment.
“Later on it’s not a problem, it’s just a problem playing right now,” Toni said.
“If he has an operation, everything is gone. But if he has an operation, he can no longer play at a high level.
“That’s why he doesn’t want to do it. But an operation wouldn’t be an issue otherwise.”
Rafael Nadal has won both majors so far this year, meaning he is halfway towards a calendar Grand Slam.
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