Paris: After making another final at Roland Garros, Spanish tennis legend Rafael Nadal is sure to take part in this year’s edition of Wimbledon as well. His public relations manager Benito Perez-Barbadillo, in response to a Spanish newspaper, confirmed that the world number one. 5 will do everything in their power to be at Wimbledon 2022.Read also – French Open 2022: Alexander Zverev wishes Rafael Nadal before the final against Casper Ruud
All speculation exploded as MARCA, a Spanish newspaper, reported that the 36-year-old tennis player missed Wimbledon 2022. Benito also confirmed that the newspaper took down the report when he had word with him. Also Read – Caspur Ruud Feels Playing Rafael Nadal In The French Open Final Is Probably The Biggest Challenge In Tennis
“This information from Marca was false. I spoke to the reporter yesterday after the press conference. They removed the item immediately. Spoke to your UK colleagues as well. Rafa will try everything in bounds to be at Wimbledon,” Benito Perez-Barbadillo’s tweet read. Read also – French Open 2022: Twitterati Shower praises Rafael Nadal’s sportsmanship in the semi-finals, see tweets
Here is the full response to the tweet:
Nadal’s PR saying MARCA’s story isn’t true and he’ll ‘try everything within bounds to be at Wimbledon’. https://t.co/q7Pj28yy8X
— Gaspar Ribeiro Lança (@gasparlanca) June 4, 2022
A Twitter user also posted this year’s Wimbledon entry list in which Nadal’s name is clearly visible.
Wimbledon men’s entry list pic.twitter.com/Q0gsLOEBLm
— Michal Samulski (@MichalSamulski) June 4, 2022
Rafael Nadal advanced to his 14th French Open final in dramatic circumstances when a serious ankle injury to Alexander Zverev interrupted their thrilling battle on the eve of a second-set tie-break, in a match that had already lasted more than three hours, here on Friday.
Clearly in agony, the world No. 3 returned to the court on crutches a few minutes later to shake hands with the referee. He received a standing ovation from the fans and a hug from Nadal, who is now one victory away from lifting a record 22nd Grand Slam trophy.