Rafael Nadal takes aim at Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal French Open Champion

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Rafael Nadal has set his sights on the Wimbledon crown after landing a record ninth French Open title.

Nadal beat Novak Djokovic in four sets in Paris on Sunday to maintain his French Open dominance.

The Spaniard has two Wimbledon crowns to his name, in 2008 and 2010, but was dumped out in the first round last year as he struggled to recover from his French Open victory in time for the tournament in London, having only reached the second round in 2012.

However, the world number one insists the knee injury that plagued him last year is now not such a major issue and he is confident he can back up his win in France with a third title at Wimbledon.

“I want to try to play well again in Wimbledon,” he said. “I’m healthy. That’s the most important thing.”

He added: “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.”

Nadal is priced at 5.34 to land the Wimbledon crown while defending champion Andy Murray is 4.57 and Djokovic is available at 2.72.

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