adal vs Cerundolo – Live!
The center court proceedings at Wimbledon continue this afternoon as Rafael Nadal faces Francisco Serendolo in his first round match. Nadal is back at the All England club for the first time since 2019 as he seeks to extend his record of major singles titles to 23 more.
With the Australian and French Open victories this season, the former World No. 1’s eyes are fixed on a great calendar Grand Slam. Nadal’s participation in Wimbledon was initially in balance as he struggled with a chronic foot condition, but thankfully the pain has eased enough to end his three-year absence from SW19.
Today, in the first round, the Spanish player was shocked by Serndolo, Argentina’s world number 41, who had never before faced Nadal on the ATP Tour. Watch live coverage of the match with Matt Verri at Wimbledon below.
Serendolo 1-1 * Nadal
A pair of cheap free points on service for Cerundolo, which then roars down to go up 40-0.
Another big first serve, Nadal’s return is long and it’s the easiest of the holders. No rally to talk.
Cerundolo * 0-1 Nadal
Long rally to start the match, before Sandolo sent a wild backhand sailing out. Nadal threw him a four-hander into the net – no player is yet to find his limits.
Servo and Vali, by Nadal, lean well into the net and have an opening hold to push the Spanish player forward.
Warmed up, Nadal has taken a natural approach to keeping his towel down.
He will serve us first.
The players are out!
Here we go, Nadal and Cerundolo are out on center court.
The sun is setting at Wimbledon – you don’t need a roof this afternoon!
Nadal spent some time on the grass …
It has been 12 years since Nadal won the Wimbledon Trophy for the last time.
The last defeat to Djokovic came a year later in 2011, but since then, Nadal has only made it to the last four twice in SW19.
Having put aside doubts about his injury issues to win both the Australian Open and the French Open, he is unlikely to waste any time focusing on this record!
It’s Rafi’s time!
Swiatek safely reached the second round and now the focus is on Rafael Nadal vs. Francisco Cerundolo on center court.
Quick break between matches and then the pair will be out!
Nadal is just two games away from possibly being out of center court
Swiatek is 6-0 4-3 * up on Fett, so this match ends relatively quickly.
Keep up the warm up!
Nadal is shocked by the success of the injury.
Rafael Nadal admits that his success so far this year has been astonishing given his injury problems.
The Spaniard missed the last few months of the 2021 season due to a foot injury and arrived in Australia earlier this year with real question marks over his fitness.
He quickly fell asleep as Nadal advanced to the 20-match winning streak to win the Australian Open without losing a seat in Mexico.
Nadal’s pace was halted due to a rib injury that kept him out before the clay court season but he took his 14th victory over Roland Garros to 22 Grand Slams, including Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Are two behind
“[It has] Nadal said the six months were “amazing, positive” in terms of tennis results. “Yeah, I enjoy it because it was unexpected.”
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Although Nadal’s injury problems are certainly worth considering, the fact of the matter is that Nadal has won more ATP matches this year than his rival has won in his career.
Nadal is returning to Wimbledon for the first time since 2019, but he must be too much for his opponent.
Nadal has to win in straight sets..
How to watch Nadal vs. Serendolo
TV channelOn Tuesday, the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage began at 11 a.m. BST on the red button, and the BBC One program began at 1:45 p.m. BST.
Live streamTV license fee payers can stream tennis action over the next two weeks via BBC Player, the BBC Sport website and app.
Live blog: Maintain all coverage with a standard match-specific match blog.