There is a lot of talk about Rafael Nadal and his health before the tournament that awaits him. Wimbledon will be a real challenge for him, but many are skeptical whether he can reach the title this time as well, given his leg injury.
His coach, Marc Lopez gave an update. By all accounts, Nadal currently has no problems and is training normally. They hope that the situation will remain the same. "There are good days and bad days," Lopez said for EFE.
"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. One of the problems could be the surface on which Nadal has not played for a long time.
However, the goal is to make him feel more comfortable on this surface, and for now the training are going smoothly. "We have to finish adjusting training, the other day [Wednesday] he played very well in the exhibition [at the Hurlingham Club against Wawrinka] and now we need to be ready for Tuesday's [first-round] match [at Wimbledon].
"From everything you can draw conclusions, but in the end this is still training. What you have to do every day is feel more comfortable on this surface, which you hardly play on for the whole year. "Rafa has not played here in three years.
All the training sessions add up, even those in which you don't feel good, because they help you correct things for the next one."
Francisco Cerundolo: First opponent
His first opponent will be Francisco Cerundolo, who he and the team analyzed.
Although most people think that Nadal will play this match very easily, Cerundolo is not harmless and can create big problems for the Spanish tennis player. Nadal is cautious before this match, and he will surely play that match like any other.
It will be interesting to see how the Spaniard copes this time
"He's a guy who played very well in Miami [Cerundolo got to the semi-finals]," he added. "We haven't analysed the draw yet, but all the rivals on grass are difficult because it's a special surface and he [Cerundolo] comes from winning a good match at Queen's [over Pedro Martinez]."
Nadal is seeded number two at this year's Wimbledon and cannot set up a potential meeting with great rival Novak Djokovic until the final.