Rafael Nadal is confident that he will make a successful return to Wimbledon this summer.
After being given the boot last year in the first round, the Spaniard believes now more than ever that it is his time to shine in the English capital.
Speaking of the upcoming championships, he said: “I want to try to play well again in Wimbledon. I’m healthy that’s the most important thing.”
The World No. 1 is assured that his knee has made a dramatic improvement from last year and is positive it will have respond well to the transition to grass from clay.
The Spaniard outshone Novak Djokovic 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 to make it his fifth straight win at Roland Garros - and ninth title in total in Paris.
Despite it being the first time in eight years in a final that Nadal has ever lost the first set, he didn’t let this small setback stop him from stepping up against the world number two from Serbia.
The 28-year-old, who is was able to retain his title of ‘King of Clay’ after his French Open victory, is out to prove that he is ready to master both court surfaces once again.
It seemed unlikely that would be the case just 12 months ago, when Steve Darcis overcame the clearly struggling Spaniard in straight sets. That said, he had just won the French Open title again before making the trip to London.
And the year before that, Lukas Rosol shocked the world with a stunning display of hitting against Nadal in the second round on centre court at SW19. He has done little since.
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