After five days of practice at the Mallorca Open grass courts, where he is preparing his upcoming Wimbledon participation, Rafael Nadal spoke to the media and made an assessment of the tournament and also the possibility of preparing a grass court event at home.
“Being able to practice on a grass court here in Mallorca is a great opportunity”, said Nadal. “This is great news for the island, having a professional tournament here with people willing to invest. This is something to be proud and would be great if the people from the island responds attendance-wise.”
“The tournament is great. It is a lovely place. The courts are in a really god condition, specially knowing the weather and the heat. They have done a great job here. It is a fantastic tournament and I hope it will consolidate here.”
Since last Monday, Nadal has been practicing on the Mallorca Open grass, preparing his participation in Wimbledon, where he has been crowned twice in 2008 and 2010.
“For me the week has been positive, everyday I have been working a little bit more trying to remember the feelings I need on grass and adapt to it”, said Nadal, who will practice one last time tomorrow at 9.00 here at the Santa Ponsa Tennis Club. “I need time and days but I still have practices ahead in London. I hope that the two exhibition matches will help also”.