Tennis: Nadal not worried by tough Wimbledon draw

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Rafael Nadal says he will take each game as it comes at Wimbledon this year after being handed a tough looking draw.

The 27-year-old is finding his form at the right time after he picked up his eighth title at Roland Garros earlier this month, completing his comeback from a serious knee injury that saw him spend eight months on the sidelines.

Those setbacks have meant Nadal’s seeding for SW19 is lower than usual and the No.5 seed could now face Roger Federer in the quarter-finals and Andy Murray in the semi-finals.

The Spaniard is refusing to look too far ahead though and will just be looking to settle on the grass surface after playing just one match on the surface ahead of Wimbledon.

Nadal has bad memories of his time at Wimbledon in 2012 after he lost in the second round to Lukas Rosol in five sets.

After that game is was revealed the Spaniard was battling a serious knee complaint and pulled out of the upcoming Olympics and the US Open in order to regain full fitness.

He said: “The draw is hard, but I have to try and play as well as I can from the beginning. I know here at Wimbledon is a very special tournament. All the matches are very difficult and close on this surface.

“Every match will be tough. My draw is tough yes, but I’m not looking past my first round today. Hopefully my knee will continue its positive progress and I’ll try to be ready to play.”

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