Rafa Nadal has confessed undisclosed secrets of what is considered by many to be the best game in tennis history, the final that beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2008, after losing two finals in 2006 and 2007 precisely against the Swiss.
At this time Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam and the only one on grass, would be disputed and postponed until 2021 with less losses than others thanks to his pandemic insurance, which has guaranteed him 110 million euros.
This Friday Rafa Nadal reviewed his career in the London tournament in the ‘Nadal seen by Nadal’ program that #Vamos de Movistar broadcast, since his debut in 2003, although he previously played the junior tournament, the only one that the manacorí has played in this category within a Grand Slam.
Nadal was then four of the twelve Roland Garros he treasures, and in a game with several stops due to rain on a central track without a retractable roof, he knew how to stop the comeback of the Swiss before the game was postponed to Monday for lack of light.
“I have never counted it, but in the 2008 Wimbledon final I had to play with my foot asleep from the start of the match,” recalls Nadal. in the television program, due to interruptions that did not help the infiltration designed by his doctor. Although it is known that the Balearic has a fairly high pain threshold, as he has shown on other occasions throughout his career.
. @ RafaelNadal: “I had to play with my foot asleep from the beginning of the game. The stops complicated everything, because the anesthesia lasts and I needed it because I couldn’t support my foot.”
Today at 22:00 in @vamos, ‘Nadal seen by Nadal’. # NoHayVeranoSinWimbledon pic.twitter.com/nS0BYPTPx4
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“These last Wimbledon I have not won any but I have enjoyed them very much,” he adds, recalling the 2011 final that he gave up to Djokovic, The beginning of an ordeal of play in the grass, a surface in which the knees suffer greatly from having to play more squatting than normal.