Nadal optimistic ahead of Wimbledon

Published 06/27/2015, 2:28 PM EDT


Rafael Nadal believes that his preparations are good enough to take him deep into Wimbledon which begins on June 29.

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The Spaniard has once again struggled for any consistency this year, though he did win the Stuttgart Open before going out in the first-round of Queen’s the following week.

“It was great to win a title on grass after five years. It was a positive feeling,” said Nadal.

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“I hope that helps for next week. At the same time, every tournament is completely different. In Wimbledon, there are always very dangerous matches,” the Spaniard said.

Nadal finalised his preparations for the third Grand Slam of the year with an exhibition match against Robin Haase, recording a straight-sets win. He believes the victory over Haase has provided him with another confidence boost and hopes to defeat the odds stacked against him in this year’s Wimbledon.

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The Spaniard will be seeded 10th at Wimbledon but he insists that he is happy with his preparations.

He said, “It was a good practice match for me against Robin. The last couple of tournaments I was playing well. Let’s try to be ready for next week.”

If all goes well for him, he’d have the daunting task of facing Andy Murray in the quarter-finals.

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His coach and uncle, Toni, earlier said that Nadal could win the title at Wimbledon. While his fans would hope for the same, they know it’s probably a bit too early to look that far ahead.

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Sameer Bharti

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