Nadal and Berrettini becomes first player to ever practice on centre court at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal and Matteo Berrettini have etched their names in Wimbledon history after becoming the first players to practice on the iconic Centre Court.

The tournament broke a long-standing tradition this year, allowing players to practice on the Centre and No. 1 Courts before the competition kicks off. The move was made to break in the grass sooner and prevent slips and injuries, a concern that was raised last year after high-profile players such as 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams suffered serious injuries at the event.

Nadal and Berrettini played a practice set on Centre Court today, which reportedly went 6-4 in favor of the Italian. According to Manuel Sanchez Gomez of Spanish international news agency Agencia EFE, who was there in person to witness the session, the 22-time Grand Slam champion had his serve broken at 3-3 to hand the advantage to the World No. 10.

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