22 June 2022 Wimbledon Tennis Open will start in a week' time. For the most part, Wimbledon's storyline revolves around familiar, constantly improving competitors. But this year is different, this game is full of all kinds of horse-grabbing plots on and off the field. The first is to ban players from Russia and Belarus from participating, a move that forced the ATP and WTA to decide that this year's Wimbledon will not award any ranking points.
New news is also breaking out among the players, some players have given up playing, and some players are trying to find another time on the biggest stage in the tennis world, such as Nadal, the king of heaven. Nadal has won wimbledon titles twice and reached the final three more times, most recently in 2011. Nadal's last two appearances at Wimbledon have been lost in both semi-finals – four defeats to Federer in 1919 and Djokovic in five in 18. He has not participated in Wimbledon for two consecutive years, so this year's competition seems to be more emotional, but this sentiment is gradually draining the sympathy of the outside world.
As recently as last fall, Nadal wasn't sure if he could play again, and he was pessimistic that he was retiring. Now, he's back on the field, setting a career-best season start and winning the Australian Open and French Open for the first time in the same year. At the Australian Open, we saw Nadal who was tenacious and forward, and even if he only had a 4% chance of winning in the final, he firmly grasped it in his hands, and at that moment, Nadal's tenacious fighting spirit touched countless people.
Nadal's entire career has been accompanied by injuries, and the outside world is used to his games being played with suspensions. However, as mentioned several times this year, injuries are still rare. His foot injury has always been a big problem for him, but we have also heard himself frequently in the past year about retiring due to injury. At the French Open, he even told the media he didn't know which game was the last game of his career. In Roland Garros, Nadal explained how he played several times in the game at the expense of his entire career. As everyone tearfully watched him pick up his 22nd Grand Slam trophy, many people naively thought that Nadal would rest for a while, after all, his injuries were rendered too badly!
However, we are mercilessly punched in the face by reality! Today, Nadal has started training on the grass and is the second seed of Wimbledon. He also took over last year's Djokovic and had the opportunity to impact the annual Grand Slam, and we have the privilege of witnessing the legend galloping on the grass, and we can't help but sigh: Is Nadal's injury serious?