Former British primary Tim Henman believes the prospect of a calendar Grand Slam will encourage newly topped French Open champion Rafa Nadal to play at Wimbledon, an occasion the Spaniard mentioned he would play provided that his physique allowed it.
Nadal, who has been battling a continual foot damage, demolished Norway’s Casper Ruud to say a record-extending 14th Roland Garros crown on Sunday however refused to decide to the grasscourt main, which will get underway on June 27.
Henman, a four-times Wimbledon semi-finalist who’s now on the board of the All England Garden Tennis Membership, mentioned the 36-year-old may win the title for the third time.
I hope to maintain going, Nadal says after 14th French Open crown
“If Nadal is wholesome, which is a giant problem together with his foot damage – can he win Wimbledon? Completely, and that is extremely thrilling,” Henman instructed Eurosport.
“Do not forget he is received the Australian Open, the French Open, now you may discuss concerning the Grand Slam being on. Absolutely it’ll encourage him to maintain on going.
“That is what we’re conserving our fingers and toes crossed for as a result of it is a privilege to see one of many biggest champions in our sport taking part in like that.”
Nadal’s victory over Ruud took him to 22 main titles, two away from longtime rivals Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the all-time Grand Slam checklist.