Nadal: "Playing on the grass of Wimbledon after the earth is the most radical transition"

Rafael Nadal feels "with enthusiasm and desire" to face the Wimbledon tournament and ensures that playing on grass "is the most radical transition in tennis." Nadal arrives at the third Great


Rafael Nadal feels "with enthusiasm and desire" to face the Wimbledon tournament and ensures that playing on grass "is the most radical transition in tennis." Nadal reaches the third Grand Slam of the season, after "two hard months on land," he said. "Playing on the grass of Wimbledon after having done it on the ground is the most radical transition that there is in tennis, but I am happy with the adaptation to that surface that I have made during these four days on the tracks of Mallorca Open," explained Nadal at a press conference held at the premises of the Tennis Club of Santa Ponça, home of the Balearic international women's tournament.

The recent winner of the twelfth title at Roland Garros, the eighteenth in his particular Grand Slams account, has confirmed that he will play two exhibition games in Hurlington (England) before going in search of his third Wimbledon. The Mallorcan tennis player won the London tournament in 2008 and 2010 and reached the semifinals last year, where he was eliminated by the Serbian Novak Djokovic. " Winning Wimbledon again depends on playing well, rather than on the draw in the draw, " Nadal told a question about what, in his opinion, was the key factor in trying to lift his third Grand Slam Cup.

"It's a bit more special tournament in the sense that you do not face any tournament like that before playing it, that's why it's more unpredictable, and the beginning has a big impact, maybe it's more uncertain to start playing in Wimbledon than in Roland Garros. or the US Open , in addition, all grass games are very tight, and there are specialists, players who adapt better than others to that surface, "he added.

Small overload

Nadal, also, confirmed that on Tuesday he had suffered a small muscle overload while training on the tracks of the Mallorca Open, a circumstance that forced him to finish an hour before the training session with his coach Carlos Moya. " After many months without playing on grass the first day I had a muscular overload because the grass is a little more unstable, so we decided to stop and continue with the training on Wednesday and Thursday normally," he explained.

With respect to that if he faces Wimbledon with another perspective after having won his twelfth Roland Garros, Nadal said that "start a tournament having won the last one gives more confidence and tranquility" . "It is always better to have won than lost, but the important thing is to face Wimbledon with the proper preparation and the best sensations on the surface of grass," he said.

Rafa Nadal, finally, praised the poster of players that is competing in the Mallorca Open, a tournament of which his uncle and former coach serves as director. "The poster is spectacular, not only because Kerber, Sharapova, Azarenka or Caroline García are here, but also because other players of the highest level are competing, for me this is the most competitive tournament (of the four held so far) and it is very important for Mallorca and the Balearic Islands, I hope it has continuity, "remarked Rafa Nadal.

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