Speaking to Eurosport, Alex Corretja revealed the difficulties tennis players, especially Rafael Nadal, wil face when playing on grass-courts. He said: "Grass is a very different surface than concrete and clay. The bounce of the ball changes and, consequently, also the rotation.
The topspin that has characterized the clay court season and that we have seen so much in the last three months is not as effective on grass, it does not hurt the opponent, unless you are an alien like Rafael Nadal. Rafa himself modifies the execution of his strokes a little when he plays on grass.
He gives the ball a little less rotation and uses flatter and more streamlined shots. Giving too much topspin on the grass allows the opponent to hit the ball at the ideal height." Former ATP number 8 Peter Fleming reviewed the favorites: "Despite the difficulties of recent months, Nole remains the man to beat.
Behind him we find Nadal, as long as he is physically well. Then there is Matteo Berrettini, who reached the final last year."
Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon 2022
There is less and less to go to the start of Wimbledon 2022.
The third Grand Slam of the season will kick off on Monday 27 June, but will not award ATP points due to the organizers' decision to exclude Russian and Belarusian tennis players. The big favorite in the men's field is Novak Djokovic, winner of the last three editions and on the hunt for his seventh seal at Church Road.
The former world number 1 did not shine in the first part of 2022, paying dearly for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. In addition to not being able to defend the title at the Australian Open, the Serbian champion also suffered serious damage to his image.
The 35-year-old from Belgrade was unable to redeem himself at Roland Garros, where his race was already interrupted in the quarters at the hands of his eternal rival Rafael Nadal. The latter will also take part in Wimbledon, having managed to alleviate the pain in his foot thanks to the new treatment with Dr. Cotorro.