To the microphones of Bleacher Report, the Spanish tennis champions Rafael Nadal talked about many issues, in particular on the retirement issue and much more. Here are his specific statements: "I'm not preparing for Roland Garros 2021 just thinking it is a way to overtake Federer and become the player with the most Grand Slam titles, but I think it is perhaps the most important tournament of my career.
Obviously I'd like to get to 21, but that's not the only thing that motivates me in Paris. In the last month I have grown a lot, winning a historic tournament like Rome gives me confidence, I really think I needed a week like the one at the Foro Italico."
Rafa Nadal is also in the final phase of his career and many are wondering about him when he will permanently retire from the sport. In this regard, the Spaniard commented: "The day I will not feel pressure, I think it will be time to retire.
Without that kind of emotion it is difficult for me to play at the highest level, it is a personal person as I want to play well and I know things are difficult to achieve. I hope to have the opportunity to play my tennis again for a long time and remain competitive."
Then he continued: "The way I face each challenge has changed a bit with age, now I have a different approach. Compared to a few years ago I have more passion for this sport, maybe it will be the experience too. Roger, Novak and I have been fighting for a long time and we have great mutual respect for our results, it's really hard to get the results that the three of us have achieved together."
Roger Federer and Serena Williams will play Wimbledon 2021
Compared to previous years, the pandemic has brought about several changes, tennis players will not be able to rent the typical private houses near the tournament, but they will all have to stay in the official hotel.
The Entry List of Wimbledon 2021 includes all the top 10 in the world with Roger Federer starting from number 8, just ahead of the blue tennis player Matteo Berrettini. To decipher the situation relating to the top positions with Novak Djokovic currently ahead of the Russian Daniil Medvedev and with the king of clay and twenty-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal in third position.
In the male Entry List, made up of 104 athletes, there are 9 Italians. Guide Matteo Berrettini to number 9, immediately followed by the young blue talent Jannik Sinner who will be seeded and who for the first time will tread the green fields of Wimbledon.
Then there are Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini, Stefano Travaglia, Salvatore Caruso, Gianluca Mager, Lorenzo Musetti and Andreas Seppi complete the list. In the women's draw stands out the presence of Serena Williams, among the favorites and with all the fans curious to understand if the American will win the 24th career Grand Slam title, thus reaching the record of Billie Jean King.
In addition also Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep, pay attention on this surface also to Aryna Sabalenka, Karolina Pliskova and the American Jennifer Brady. The clay court season is not over and we could say that its main tournament is missing, which will start next week but the men's and women's Entry List of the 2021 edition of the Wimbledon tournament, the third Slam of the year, has been published in the last few hours.
. There is great anticipation for this tournament, especially this year, given that last year Wimbledon was canceled due to the Pandemic and also because this could be the last time to see Roger Federer at work at Wimbledon.
The Swiss tennis player, on the threshold of 40 years, dreams of the great enterprise, but with the passing of months (and years) this appears increasingly difficult. Compared to Roland Garros it seems that everyone will be there at Wimbledon and we will see the return to the circuit of both Nick Kyrgios (absent in Paris) and the Swiss Stan Wawrinka.