Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal

Nadal hopes ' good result' ahead of Wimbledon

ANI | Updated: Jul 01, 2018 18:32 IST

London [United Kingdom], July 1 (ANI): Rafael Nadal, who has recently clinched his eleventh Roland Garros title in Paris, has said that he is hopeful ahead of the Wimbledon and looking forward to "good results".
"Expectations are always high. I am not here to play the tournament. I am here to try to have a good result, of course. But it's true that on the other hand, it's one of these events that you arrive here and you really don't have the previous feeling of how you feel, how you are playing, how you are not playing," Nadal said.
The two times Wimbledon champion, who has not played any grass-court event before heading into the championship, said that Wimbledon is an event where you find the confidence during the tournament.
"Even with three matches, you arrive here and you really don't know very well. It's an event that you need to find your confidence during the tournament and during the practice the week before," Nadal said.
"When I arrive to Roland Garros, I know more or less if I am playing well or if I am not playing well. I know where my chances are, more or less. In the US Open, a little bit less, but still knowing better than here," he added.
The king of clay further stated that he is confident of heading into the championship, and is feeling good about the same.
"I'm feeling good. It's a very special event, of course. I always loved to be around here. Has been always a special thing. It was not positive for me, of course, to not play Queen's. I was sad to not have the chance to be there. On the other hand, I didn't go there because I played a lot on clay. So I was very happy," he said.
Nadal will begin his Wimbledon fixture against Dudi Sela of Israel on July 3. (ANI)