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Rafa Nadal makes injury confession after gruelling Wimbledon first round win


Rafael Nadal has admitted that his body has prevented him from preparing how he would like for Wimbledon after a tough first-round win over Francisco Cerundolo.

“Even after 19 years it takes time to get used to grass and I have not set foot on grass for three years,” Nadal said.

“Every day is a test and today was an important one.”

He added: “It’s obvious that when you play well at Roland Garros, there is not much time between.

“I used to remember these old beautiful days I was playing the final on Roland Garros and the next day I was practicing on Queen’s.

“But my body is not allowing me to do this any more so I have to take a few days off after Roland Garros.

“Ofcourse everybody knows I had to do some things on my foot.

“But the most important thing is that I am at Wimbledon 2022 and I won my first match.”

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