The Spanish at Wimbledon must practice caution. Rafa Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz are the most important. The first because he hasn’t played in this tournament for three years. The second because of his limited experience on grass. The photos, which are complicated and full of traps do not help. It is unlikely that he will be able to win a Wimbledon final. Nadal has never played in a Wimbledon final since 2011. He has also not been to the finals of Roland Garros since 2011.
To be prepared for the Wimbledon, the Spaniard has completed a time trial. He already holds 22 Grand Slam titles and has played in 14 tournaments in Paris. After the France trip, take some time to rest. Next, you will need to undergo an innovative foot treatment. This will help calm your pain and prevent him from re-infiltrating Paris with anesthetics.
I can walk normally every single day. I wake up feeling better. Training has been a lot easier. "I haven't had one of those days that hurt me terribly in the last weeks," said Manacor this Saturday.
Nadal is focusing on his left foot problem and has been working hard since Monday to improve his skills on the All England Club's training courts. Each day, Nadal has been training for several hours with tennis players at the same level as Frances Tiafoe and Grigor Dimitrov. He also plays in exhibition matches. He defeated Stan Wawrinka in two sets. The first result was a victory. Felix Auger-Aliassime won the second set, pushing him to five sets at Roland Garros before defeating him in three sets at Hurlingham.
"I don’t know how I got there. It is hard to predict. This tournament is difficult to predict. You need to spend many days working on this complicated surface. It is even more complicated because I haven’t played any games in three years. Memory is crucial because it helps you to see the surface. It has been a logic week with both better and worse moments. Nadal said that he is clearly on an upwards line.
Francisco Cerundolo from Argentina will challenge him in the first round. Although he has very little experience on this surface, he is much more experienced with three games between Queen's College and Eastbourne. The debut will take place on Tuesday in the second or third shift of center court. Long-term concerns include Marin Cilic and Marin Cilic as well as Matteo Berrettini and Felix Auger-Aliassime. Cerundolo is the first hurdle.
Alcaraz, elbow problems
Carlos Alcaraz is on the opposite side of the draw. His debut is scheduled for Monday at 3:00pm London time. After reaching the second round of the last season's main draw, the Murcian was defeated in three sets by Daniil Mevedev. Alcaraz has reached a surface he enjoys after six months of hard work, having won two Masters 1000 and two ATP 500.
His experience is limited, and his elbow has not helped. He was unable to play at Queen's because of discomfort from Roland Garros. With a bandage covering her area, she has shown herself in two Hurlingham exhibitions. Both ended in straight sets defeats against Frances Tiafoe, and Casper Ruud who has only two wins on this surface.
Alcaraz has resigned from his position as favorite and will now debut against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany, who has shown little rhythm and played few games this year.
Novak Djokovic is the top-ranked player in the table. He is a six-time Wimbledon winner and hopes to win the fourth consecutive year, something only Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Bjorn Borg have done. The top-ranked Serbian player is expected to win the title. However, he won't be allowed entry to the United States because he wasn't vaccinated. "I know it, but I don't have much control over it. Djokovic added that it is the Government who decides.