Wins at Australian Open and French Open will motivate Rafael Nadal to keep going: Former World No. 1 Tim Henman
Rafael Nadal, Sunday June 5, beat the Norwegian Casper Ruud to win his 14th French Open title at Roland Garros.
Rafael Nadal from Spain. Courtesy of Reuters
- Nadal won his 14th Roland-Garros title on Sunday
- Nadal won Wimbledon twice
- Nadal spoke about Henman’s praise
Former world No. 1 Tim Henman believed that the victories at the Australian Open and the recently concluded French Open will motivate Rafael Nadal to continue and participate in the last Grand Slam tournaments this year despite health problems. wound.
Nadal won the clay-court tournament at Roland Garros after defeating Norway’s Casper Ruud in straight sets on Sunday, June 6. The 36-year-old mentioned that his participation in Wimbledon, from June 27, depends on his chronic foot injury.
“If Nadal is healthy, which is a big challenge with his foot injury, can he win Wimbledon? Absolutely, and that’s incredibly exciting,” Henman told Eurosport.
“Don’t forget he won the Australian Open, the French Open, now you can talk about the Grand Slam. It will surely motivate him to continue,” he said.
Henman, a four-time Wimbledon semi-finalist, currently sits on the board of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.
“That’s why we keep our fingers and toes crossed, because it’s a privilege to see one of the greatest champions in our sport play like this,” added Henman.
Nadal has won 22 Grand Slams and left behind Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. In fact, it was Djokovic whom Nadal beat in the Roland-Garros quarter-finals at Court Phillippe-Chatrier.
Nadal won his 14th French Open title, the most of any tennis player in the history of the championship. The Spaniard won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010.