Rafael Nadal All Set to Participate in a Golf Event Amid Confusion Surrounding Wimbledon Championship

Published 06/17/2022, 6:46 AM EDT

Rafael Nadal, the 22 times Grand Slam champion, is struggling with a persistent foot injury since long. And has learned a variety of ways to deal with the same. However, the Spaniard often opts for golf whenever looking for a starting point after the gap caused by his recurring injury. In fact, he has admitted that he prefers playing golf over the gym for exercise.

Hence, this time also before testing his racquet in London, Nadal is thinking of warming himself up with a golf club.

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Rafael Nadal picks up a golf club

Nadal, before competing in the grass courts of Mallorca Championships, will play a regional golf event. He has registered for the Balearic Golf Championship, which will take place on the Son Servera golf course.

Earlier, after the 14 times French Open champion decided to cut his 2021 season short because of his nagging foot injury. He brought his body back to playing state by participating in the Balearic island based event. Further, Nadal was top seeded in the championship and finished 2nd in the tournament, 12 strokes behind the winner Federico Paez.

 Also, prior to that, he was a part of 2020 edition of the event and ended up in the sixth position. Thus, it seems the 22 times Grand Slam champion is establishing himself in golf as well.

How have injuries affected Nadal’s game this year?

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The former World No.1 gave a superb start to the year. He claimed in 21st Grand Slam title in Australia, clinched the trophy in Acapulco and had a run till finals in Indian Wells. Though he suffered an injury to his rib during the semifinals of Indian Wells and had to sit out of Miami Open. Also, the initial events of clay court season.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 27, 2022 Spain’s Rafael Nadal in action during his third round match against Netherlands’ Botic Van De Zandschulp REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Thereafter, the 36-year-old made a comeback in Madrid Open. After his quarterfinals run in Madrid, his foot injury resurfaced and made pushed him towards defeat in the fourth round of Italian Open.

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After walking out of Rome, the king of clay marched towards the French Open with his foot still anchoring him down. Even so, the Spanish legend came out as a victor in the Grand Slam. And now is looking for the best and possibly a permanent treatment for his foot.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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