Those of you who watched the men's singles French Open final at the weekend will have enjoyed a very exciting match, which eventually saw Rafael Nadal winning his fifth consecutive French Open title, his ninth French Open title in all, and his 14th Grand Slam title. Rafa dropped the first set of the match, before coming back to beat Novak Djokovic 3-6 7-5 6-2 6-4 at Roland Garros.
While there is no doubt that Rafael Nadal will have enjoyed the victory, he is already looking ahead to Wimbledon this Summer, where he is hoping to have a much better tournament that he did last year. Rafa was clearly not fully fit for last year's Wimbledon, where he was beat in the first round by the world number 135 Steve Darcis of Belgium. However, he is much more hopeful of success this year.
Nadal stated, "I want to try to play well again in Wimbledon. I'm healthy. That's the most important thing. I hope my knee will have the positive feeling on grass, because I feel my knee is better than last year on the rest of the surfaces. Grass always was a little bit harder for me after the injury. Last year I tried, but I was not ready to compete at Wimbledon. Let's see how my feelings are there this year, but it's a very important tournament."
It has now been four years since we last saw Rafael Nadal win Wimbledon, which was his second Wimbledon title, so he is certainly due another big Wimbledon win. He is clearly much fitter than he was last year and we look forward to seeing a much more competitive Rafael Nadal competing at Wimbledon this year.