The 22-time Grand Slam champion – Rafael Nadal has to once again prove himself on the grass surface since the new shots are expecting to have an easier game against him.
Despite gaining a 2 slam lead each over his two biggest adversaries, the supporters are expecting more from the Spaniard, but his absence from the Championship since 2020 and even his performances during the period between 2011 to 2019 have never ever been as clinical on the grass surface.
Earlier on Thursday after battling for 4 sets, Nadal recorded a 6-4,6-4,4-6,6-3 victory over Ricardas Berankis.
The performance raised eyebrows amongst the critiques and the questions regarding his age and the retirement plans were again on the desk during the post-match conference.
During the post-match presentation on being asked about sharing his initial thoughts on the match, Nadal said
“Honestly, It wasn’t the best start but I must say it was a good finish in the end. The fourth set turned out to be a good one for me. Especially spending more than three hours on the court helped me a lot physically. Overall a good game but still I admit the fact that there is quite a bit of scope of improvement in my game.”
Mats Wilander’s astonished to notice the hunger of Rafael Nadal even after the injuries.
The Swedish Tennis Maestro, Mats Wilander is astonished by the unbelievable comebacks of the Spaniard after sustaining an interminable chronic foot injury.
Mats said in an interview
“It just speaks to the consistency of even Rafael Nadal.”
“There have been years when he hasn’t been able to play Wimbledon but he keeps coming back. The consistency of Roger and Rafa and Novak and Grand Slam tournaments is just unbelievable.”
Wilander further added that the Spaniard has that tape on his abdominal muscle. Despite everything to make a comeback in the 4th set is something inspiring for the coming generation.
The younger generation should admit the fact that it is not an easy job to beat the GOATS of the game even on their weakest surface.
Nadal has always been open about how he sees the world outside of his beloved sport.
The Spaniard will face Lorenzo Sonega of Italy in the Third Round.
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