Rafael Nadal to play Wimbledon as Spaniard bids to pull further ahead of Novak Djokovic

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Rafael Nadal has confirmed his participation at Wimbledon following a successful treatment for his chronic foot injury. The Spaniard will bid to extend his Grand Slam record by winning a 23rd Major at the All England Club to pull further ahead of rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who are still tied on 20 each.

Nadal has confirmed in a press conference that he will play Wimbledon following the radiofrequency procedure he had last week in attempt to dull the feeling of pain in his foot caused by his chronic injury. The world No 4 recently won a record-extending 22nd Grand Slam title at the French Open and revealed he would not be at SW19 unless his latest injury treatment was successful.

The 36-year-old has been practising on the grass courts of the Mallorca Country Club over the last week – following the expected timeline after his treatment to begin hitting within three to four days if he felt no pain. And he is now set to appear at the All England Club for the first time since he crashed out to Federer in the 2019 semi-final.

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