Rafael Nadal declared 'physically fine' by coach ahead of Wimbledon

It looks like it is full steam ahead for Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon after all.

Rafael Nadal is 'physically fine' head of Wimbledon following treatment on his foot injury, says his fitness coach.

Nadal's foot has dominated the tennis narrative since the lead-up to Roland Garros when he limped out of Rome.

He suffers from a degenerative condition that affects the bone and he suffers from daily pain as a result, and not only on a tennis court.

Nadal got through the French Open, which he won, thanks to regular pain-killing injections. He, though, immediately said he would not do that for Wimbledon.

However, after a successful round of radiotherapy treatment, fiitness coach Francisco Roig says the injury, for now, is behind him.

Speaking about Nadal's condition ahead of Wimbledon, Roig said: "Physically he is fine.

"Last week was positive and that is why I really wanted to come here. We have to go slowly and find the mechanisms that allow you to feel good on court.

"There are totally different dynamics (on grass). We do not come from playing any tournament on this surface.

"In the past we used to play some tournaments on this surface, but now we come straight here."

Nadal will, though, play two matches at the Hurlington exhibition event to adjust to the grass, with Felix Auger-Aliassime and Stan Wawrinka lined up as opponents.

"We are going to play two games in Hurlingham because they are going to help us," Roig said.

"We have many days ahead of us to improve, to get used to the movements, to the impacts, to recognize how the ball comes. Things like that are mechanisms that you need."

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