Rafael Nadal Overcame his scare of Cerundolo and starts with a win at Wimbledon
In Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal overcame his fear in the opener. Nadal played for the first time since his 2019 Wimbledon semi-final loss against Roger Federer. Rafael Nadal opened his championship for his third Wimbledon title with an impressive but hard-fought four-set win against the Argentina player Francisco Cerundolo on Tuesday. At first, the two times champion Rafael Nadal looked in control of the contest and played the first two sets roughly. By this time, people expected that Francisco Cerundolo will not delay in going above in the other two sets. However, Nadal soon gained the lead and controlled the proceedings of the two sets, and reeled off the final four games to take a 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, and 6-4 win.
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- Rafael Nadal has been pulled out of the Wimbledon 2022 semi-finals due to an abdominal injury. However, he played a thrilling match against Taylor Fritz, which was a five-set match.
- Novak Djokovic won the seventh Wimbledon Championships and 21st Grand Slam title. He competed against Nick Kyrgios, with whom he played four sets. He scored 4-6,6-3,6-4,7-6(7/3).
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After winning, Rafael in his on-court interview thanked his opponent and said that he felt great after playing on grass for three years. In his interview, he said, “First of all, all the credit to Fran, I think he started to play great and was a very tough opponent. It’s obvious that for me, it’s been three years without being here, without playing on this amazing surface, so I’m very happy to be back. For me, it’s always amazing playing here on this court, and I can’t thank everyone enough for the support.”
The win against Fransisco Cerundolo brought up the 306th single-match win in Grand Slams for Rafael Nadal, including 54 wins at Wimbledon. The 306th win made Rafael Nadal the equal winning score with Martina Navratilova. If in the next match, Rafael Nadal beats Richards Berankis in the next round of SW19, he’ll surpass Martina Navratilova and bag the fourth place in the all-time list. The first player to win most single matches is Roger Federer with 369 wins, the second is Serena Williams with 365 wins, and the third is Novak Djokovic with 328 wins.
Wimbledon Championships 2022
The Wimbledon Championships 2022 is a Grand Slam tennis tournament that takes place at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom. The tournament will be played on grass courts, with all main draw matches to be played from 27th June to 10th July 2022, at the All England lawn tennis and croquet club, Wimbledon. On 14th June 2022, the initial white card entries will be announced. The qualifying matches are scheduled from 20 June to 23 June 2022 at the Bank of England sports ground in Roehampton.
FAQs related to Rafael Nadal in Wimbledon
1. Who won the Rafael Nadal match at Wimbledon?
Ans. Rafael Nadal started his Wimbledon Championships with a win against the Argentina player Francisco Cerundolo by 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, and 6-4 on center court.
2. Can Rafael Nadal equal Serena Williams’s 23 Grand Slam titles?
Ans. There is a possibility of Rafael Nadal getting a chance to equal Serena Williams’s 23 Grand Slam titles but before that, he has to face fierce competition with the top seed Novak Djokovic.