What will the Rafa bring to Wimbledon?
Rafael Nadal lost for just the third time in history at Roland-Garros, where he fell to Novak Djokovic to fall to 105-3 lifetime at his favourite event. Next, the 13-time champion on the Parisian clay will look to regroup and rediscover his magic touch at Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open.
The 35-year-old Nadal has not won Wimbledon since 2010, but is a two-time champion at SW19 and has reached the semi-finals in his past two appearances. It took an epic effort from Djokovic to knock him out at Wimbledon in 2018, 10-8 in the fifth set, while 2019 runner-up Federer stopped him in the semi-finals at Wimbledon's last staging, in 2019.
The Mallorcan will like his chances of picking up a 21st major title even more in New York. He skipped the event in 2020 due to the coronavirus, but has won the US Open on two of his past three appearances there.