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Nadal Says He’s Pain Free For Wimbledon

By Scoop Malinowski

For the first time in a year and a half, Rafael Nadal says, or claims, he’s pain free in his foot.

“I can walk normal most of the days, almost every single day. That’s for me the main issue,” said the 36-year-old, 22-time Grand Slam champion at Wimbledon on Saturday. “When I wake up, I don’t have this pain that I was having for the last year and a half, so quite happy about that. And second thing, practicing. Since the last two weeks, I didn’t have one day of these terrible days that I can’t move at all. The feeling and overall feelings are positive.”

Nadal claims “pulsed radiofrequency stimulation” is the miracle remedy that has magically cured his chronically injured left foot which just weeks ago provoked the Spaniard to say each match at Roland Garros could be the final match of his career.

As we live a world or news, fake news and propaganda, who knows what to believe. The chronically crippled foot sure looked perfect at Roland Garros as Rafa rumbled through seven players including Novak Djokovic in the QF and Casper Ruud in three easy sets for the title, admittedly with some secret injections which still have not been revealed.

Just weeks ago Nadal was filmed walking on crutches and he said, “My intention is to try to play at Wimbledon.”

Now that the injury, or PR stunt fictional injury has vanished, Nadal says he no longer wants to answer questions about it and wants to focus on the positive, the actual tennis.

But one has to wonder if the foot injury was all just a smoke screen which served a purpose (or purposes) and the heavy criticism and allegations of faking/exaggerating the injury and the mysterious injections element of the story convinced Team Nadal to abandon pushing it anymore.

Nadal has played 33 singles matches this year and won four titles and two Grand Slams, along with countless practice training sessions on hard, clay and grass courts, all supposedly on a chronically injured foot which suddenly on the eve of Wimbledon has conveniently vanished at just the right moment.

Stefanos Tsitsipas: “When (Nadal) says he cannot play and he has foot problems, that’s where I feel like he’s the most threatening in terms of his performance. It’s actually reverse psychology in a way… I have a lot of respect for what he did at the French Open.”

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  • Sam · June 26, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    Let’s see—shortly before the Roland Garros final, didn’t Princess Rafa say something to the effect that he might never be able to play another match?

    And now he’s suddenly “pain-free” for Wimbledon? 🤔

    Ladies and gentleman, we are introducing a brand new honor on the men’s tour—the ATP Liar of the Year Award. 🤥 🥇

  • Scoop Malinowski · June 26, 2022 at 8:02 pm

    Sam, yes he did float that propaganda about each Roland Garros match possibly being the final match of his career. Now his team is talking CYGS. Nadal is a great great player and also maybe the greatest injury faker in sports history. Wonder if he brought those crutches to London just in case the fictional injury reoccurs, I would guess not.



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