Rafael Nadal reveals Wimbledon intention as he provides update on foot injury

Less than a fortnight away from the start of Wimbledon, Rafael Nadal has provided an update on his chances of participation as he continues to recover from foot treatment.

Rafael Nadal has already won two grand slams this year, and his chances of claiming a third were boosted after the Spaniard revealed it was his "intention to play Wimbledon". 

The 22-time grand slam champion has been seen training on the grass courts of the Mallorca Country Club as he targets his first Wimbledon appearance in three years.

Since winning the French Open title at the start of June, Nadal has undergone radiofrequency procedure as he attempts to deal with his chronic foot issue.

Speaking during a press conference in Mallorca, the 36-year-old revealed he is still recovering from the treatment, saying: "What was done in Barcelona [the medical procedure] is not a 100% immediate thing, but the changes are noticeable, I have noticed a difference, some slightly strange feelings to be honest.

"With the treatment in the nerves, things happen in your foot, sometimes one part of the foot goes numb, sometimes another. It's normal apparently and after a few weeks the nerves reorganise themselves. I'm happy. I've felt a bit of pain, but it's different to what I had before, which for me is progress."

When asked whether he would compete at the All England Club, the Spaniard said: "My intention is to play Wimbledon.

"I have had two sessions of this treatment and they were satisfactory. These five days have allowed me to train and have answered well."

Rafael Nadal's Grand Slam titles

Rafael Nadal - Where is he in list of most Grand Slam titles

Australian Open: 2002, 2022

French Open: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022

Wimbledon: 2008, 2010

US Open: 2010, 2013, 2017, 2019

Sights set on SW19

While Nadal has set his sights on Wimbledon, he doesn't have much preparation time before the start of the event.

First round action at the All England Club gets underway on Monday, June 27, meaning the Spaniard has just over a week to prepare.

"After three years without playing on grass you have to be patient - every day I have been improving a little in the sensations," he said as quoted by the Daily Express.

"I have one week of training left in London. I hope it will help me to become competitive at Wimbledon."

Nadal is expected to play an exhibition match at the Hurlingham Club, with Andy Murray also keeping the possibility of an exhibition open after pulling out of Queen's.

The Spaniard said: "I will travel to London, play two matches there before the tournament and follow my normal schedule to prepare for Wimbledon.

"Who knows what can happen in a couple of days -- if the situation changes or something more negative (happens), there will be a moment to explain. But I am excited to travel to Wimbledon and to play for the first time in three years."

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