- “The treatment so far has worked, he is going to try to win” – Francis Roig on Rafael Nadal’s chances at Wimbledon 2022 | sportskeeda.com
“Rafa has to go to Wimbledon because he feels good and the treatment so far has worked. He is going to try to win. The pressure is always there. His feelings have always been good,” Roig said.
“With Rafa you aspire to everything. The favorites are Novak Djokovic, Matteo Berrettini and Rafa, in this order. If we reach the second week, Rafa will be ahead of Berrettini,” Roig concluded.
- 2008: Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer produced a quantum leap in quality and entertainment in their classic, daylong final | tennis.com
At four hours and 48 minutes, the 2008 final was the longest in Wimbledon history to that point. It snapped Federer’s streak of five titles, and led, the following month, to Nadal’s rise to No. 1 for the first time. It also marked the end of the 130-year era of the rain delay on Centre Court. A new, retractable roof was visible at the top of the stadium as Federer and Nadal played; the following year it would make its debut.
Yet those milestones feel incidental to the contest itself, which will stand as a monument to the game’s early-21st century golden era. As the British tennis journalist Chris Bowers wrote, “Nadal won the match, Federer lost it, and the whole of tennis, if not the whole of sport, won through the sheer quality and drama of one of the best pieces of sporting theater tennis has ever produced.”
- Rafael Nadal laughs off Grigor Dimitrov’s cheeky retirement request – ‘I’m very expensive’ | express.co.uk | express.co.uk
The pair spoke about a variety of topics and interacted with several fans on the platform.
But it was Dimitrov’s exchange with Nadal which grabbed the attention of many and even drew a laugh from the latter. Dimitrov asked Nadal: “Okay, how about this? Hypothetically, you’re done with your career, let’s say in ten years. I will call you and say, ‘Rafa, can you come with me for three clay-court tournaments.”
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