"This one is going to be toughest one" - John McEnroe on Nadal's chances at Wimbledon
McEnroe was there in Paris in person to witness what Nadal was doing day in and day out so he understands what it took for Nadal to win the French Open and he shared his unique perspective on Wimbledon days ahead of the event.
"Rafa’s toughest one is going to be this one for me because if you go by what he said at the French Open, he was injecting himself on his foot during some, if not all of his matches. I can’t believe you decided not to do that. I’m not sure how he did it in the first place, and he’s still able to win seven matches and look incredible, right? The guy looked amazing."
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McEnroe further explained that he would use whatever it takes to get the job done despite Nadal suggesting that he won't be injecting himself at Wimbledon as he did at Roland Garros:
"If I’m 36, I don’t know how much longer I’m going to play, going for the Slam, I’d start shooting that foot up again and get through Wimbledon and the Open. That would be me. He may be able to play a few more years. He also talked about wanting to be able to walk when he has kids. That’s a risk that no athlete wants to take."