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Nadal no guarantee to be fit for Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal has revealed he is no certainty to head to Wimbledon later this month following his French Open triumph.

Nadal won his 22nd career title on Sunday night defeating Norwegian Casper Rudd 6-3, 6-3, 6-3.

The 36-year-old is suffering from a chronic foot injury and said he would not play with injections like he did throughout the past fortnight.

"To play with anaesthetic injections, I do not want to put myself in that position again. It can happen once but no it's not the philosophy of life I want to follow.

"Let's see. I am always a positive guy and always expect the things are going the right way. Let's be confident, let's be positive and let's see what's going on."

Nadal told reporters that he would undergo new treatments over the next fortnight to see if his body would allow him to compete.

"It's going to be a radio frequency injection on the nerve and trying to burn a little bit the nerve and create the impact that I have now on the nerve for a long period of time.

"That's what we are going to try. If that works, I'm going to keep going. If that does not work, then it's going to be another story."

His 22nd career title means he is now two clear from his major rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.


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