Two weeks before Wimbledon, Nadal is training on the grass in Mallorca

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns against Roger Federer of Switzerland in the men's singles semifinal match of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships on July 12, 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, south-west London.  / AFP) / Restricted to editorial use

File – Spain’s Rafael Nadal returns during their men’s singles semifinal match on the 11th day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships (Photo: Andrew Couldridge / Pool / AFP)

Rafael Nadal trained on the grass for the first time on Monday morning, raising hopes through a light session in Mallorca that he would be able to recover from his leg injury while playing at Wimbledon.

Nadal performed some gentle physical activity during a brief, closed session at the Mallorca Country Club in Santa Poncar, where the Mallorca Championships begin on Sunday.

Nadal has plans to intensify his training for the weekend from Tuesday and the 36-year-old will then decide whether to play at Wimbledon starting June 27, depending on how his legs respond.

Nadal said his left leg “fell asleep” due to an injection during the June 5 victory over Caspar Rudd in the French Open final, a win that confirmed him a record-breaking 22nd Grand Slam title.

Nadal then traveled to Barcelona last week to begin “vibrating radiofrequency stimulation”, a treatment aimed at reducing nerve pain.

A spokesman for Spaniard said the treatment meant the nerves around Nadal’s injury site were “temporarily numb”.

Nadal has been suffering from a condition called Mারller-Weiss syndrome in his feet for years, a rare and debilitating condition that affects the bones of his feet.

“I will be there if my body allows. Wimbledon is a priority, Grand Slam is a priority, “said Nadal Roland Garros when asked about Wimbledon.

“It plays with anti-inflammatory, yes; With anesthesia injections, no. “

Nadal has won Wimbledon twice, in 2008 and 2010. His 22 big wins put him on the all-time list of two-time men’s Grand Slam champions from both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.

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