Seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander claims that the further Wimbledon progresses, the more chance Rafael Nadal has to win. However, Wilander stressed that this does not necessarily mean that Nadal will beat Novak Djokovic in a possible Wimbledon final.
As the tournament progresses, playing conditions slow down as the grass dries out and wears away. “It’s completely irrelevant how you look and how you feel after two games because they’re only going to play in the final,” he said.
“Both of them will have four more games to go,” Wilander told Eurosport. “The court here at Wimbledon is going to be completely different if they play in the final. It’s going to be drier, worn out. He’s going to play more like a clay court, so if they were to play today or Friday of week one, then yes, Djokovic has looked a little better so far.
But the longer the tournament lasts, the more the surface will favor Rafa Nadal. This doesn’t mean that I think Nadal is going to beat Djokovic in the final necessarily, but as I said before, they are winning matches and peaking at the right time.
So far they haven’t had to reach their peak.” Both Nadal and Djokovic are making good progress at Wimbledon and are considered to be the top two favorites for the Wimbledon title. When the draw was made, Nadal, Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini were considered the top three favorites.
Nadal and Berrettini were projected to meet in the Wimbledon semi-final, but the Italian contracted COVID-19 and was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon.
Rafa Nadal shocked the world
Veteran actor Chris Hemsworth recently shared his opinion on Rafael Nadal.
“Without a doubt, he does deserve to be a Marvel superhero, he is the absolute best superhero,” Hemsworth said. “I love the Spanish culture. Of course the food is amazing. I do not hide that my passion for Spain is the responsibility of my wife.”
Rafael Nadal made history by winning the 2022 Australian Open with a spectacular win over Daniil Medvedev. The fans are missing Roger Federer at the SW 19 this year, and his greatest rival on the court, Rafael Nadal, too owned up missing the tennis legend.
Roger Federer has been off the court for a while, and Rafa this year is on one of his best performing mode, clinching two of the four grand slam titles of the year. Nadal further commented on his legendary rivalry with the Swiss player.
He said, “Of course, my relationship with Roger has always been great, probably my biggest rival. It’s hard to describe everything we’ve shared on the track. I miss him on the circuit”.