“I intend to try to play at Wimbledon, as I said, after Paris, if there is any possibility, what does it look like,” Nadal explained. “This week when I was training they said there was a chance so I intend to go to London on Monday and if I go to London it is because I am going to play.
“If then, after the lapse of days, everything does not go as we would like, well, we’ll see what happens. But my plan is to go to London on Monday, train there for a week, play an exhibition, which I did many times in Herlingham, and prepare as best I can.
He added: “I haven’t played (Wimbledon) for three years now, I’m excited, but we’ll see how (foot) progresses. This is everyday work. I believe everything is going well and I can continue with my week of training so that I have a chance to do well at Wimbledon.”
Earlier this month, Nadal won his 14th French Open title – 22nd overall – despite playing in the final without any sensation in his leg.
The Spaniard has been suffering from a foot injury for years, an ongoing problem that Nadal said required daily injections at the French Open to keep playing and training.
“The only thing I can say is that despite all these difficulties, I always keep the passion to keep going forward and always have a love for the game,” he added. “I always wanted to continue. That’s probably why I’m in the position I’m in today.”
Nadal has not played at Wimbledon since losing to Roger Federer in the semi-finals in 2019 as the Covid-19 pandemic canceled the 2020 tournament and the Spaniard pulled out of last year’s tournament with an injury.
Despite his constant fears about injuries, the first racket of the world. 4 has already won the first two Grand Slams of the season – the Australian Open and the French Open – and is looking to win the extraordinary Grand Slam on the calendar.
This year, Wimbledon will start on June 27, but without the injured Federer and Alexander Zverev.