Jun 10, 2009

Rafael Nadal to give 200% to get ready for Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal held a press conference earlier today to announce his hope to defend his Wimbledon title.

Nadal will travel to London next Tuesday despite his knee injury.

The top-ranked Spaniard said after two days of medical tests in Barcelona he has decided to try physical therapy to prepare for the tournament, which starts June 22.
“I am going to give my 200 percent to be ready for the most important tournament in the world,” Nadal said.

“I will not go out and play, especially on the Wimbledon Centre Court, if I am not 100 percent ready to play.

“I have two difficult weeks ahead of me, especially because I won’t be doing what I like doing most, which is to play tennis.”

“I have been playing with pain on my knees for some months now and I simply can’t go on like this."

“The pain was limiting certain movements in my body, which affected me mentally as well.”
Spanish Tennis Federation physician Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro said Nadal has tendinitis in both knees.
“His treatment will involve oral anti-inflammatories, physiotherapy, as well as muscular exercises for both quadriceps,” Ruiz-Cotorro said.
Nadal withdrew from the grass court warm-up event at Queen’s Club this week. He was the champion here last year.

Let's see in a week or two whether Nadal will confirmed his participation at this year's Wimbledon.

(Via AP)

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