Nadal memorably won the French Open earlier this month despite needing painkillers for the discomfort he was experiencing as a result of his chronic condition, Mueller-Weiss syndrome. The 22-time Major winner had treatment on his foot in order to play at Wimbledon without needing injections to numb the pain.
It proved to be successful and after participating in some exhibition matches and intense practice sessions, Lopez assessed the tennis legend’s conditioning heading into next week’s tournament after he was well beaten in practice against Francis Tiafoe before also losing in three sets to Felix Auger Aliassime. “There are good days and bad days,” Lopez told EFE after Nadal had conducted a practice session with Tiafoe on Friday, which ended with a 6-2 4-1 scoreline in favour of the American.
“This surface is very unforgiving, everything happens very quickly. We are training with people who serve very well. At the moment, everything is positive. The foot issue, which was always the most worrying thing, is OK.
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