Previous British selection 1 Tim Henman believes the prospect of a calendar Grand Slam will motivate recently crowned French Open champion Rafa Nadal to perform at Wimbledon, an occasion the Spaniard said he would participate in only if his overall body authorized it.
Nadal, who has been battling a persistent foot harm, demolished Norway’s Casper Ruud to assert a history-extending 14th Roland Garros crown on Sunday but refused to dedicate to the grasscourt big, which gets underway on June 27.
Henman, a 4-situations Wimbledon semi-finalist who is now on the board of the All England Garden Tennis Club, claimed the 36-year-aged could acquire the title for the 3rd time.
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“If Nadal is balanced, which is a huge obstacle with his foot damage – can he get Wimbledon? Totally, and that is amazingly enjoyable,” Henman told Eurosport.
“Will not neglect he is received the Australian Open up, the French Open up, now you can chat about the Grand Slam being on. Certainly it is likely to motivate him to keep on heading.
“That is what we are keeping our fingers and toes crossed for simply because it is really a privilege to see one of the biggest champions in our sport taking part in like that.”
Nadal’s victory about Ruud took him to 22 significant titles, two distinct of longtime rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam listing.