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Looking ahead to Wimbledon

06-20-2010 14:28 BJT

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England fans are all turning their attention to this month's Wimbledon Championship.

So is Rafael Nadal because he's eager to carry on where he left off at the grand slam event, while in the women's game Venus Williams shows no signs of slowing down.

Rafael Nadal crushed bulldozed through the claycourt season but only a full-tilt Wimbledon challenge next week will provide enough evidence that the Spaniard is back at the peak of his powers.

From the moment he turned professional Nadal has been too good for pretty much everybody on red dirt but it was his breathtaking ascent in becoming Wimbledon champion in 2008 that marked him down as a player ready to end Roger Federer's dominance in the sport.

After a bad 2009 season, Nadal is now firing on all cylinders and has set his sights on reclaiming the title he was unable to defend 12 months ago through injury. Nadal faces 20-year-old Japanese player Kei Nishikori in the Tuesday's first round.

Rafael Nadal, 7-Time Grand Slam Champ, said, "You know, for me always was a special illusion to play well in this court as I did three years and finally I won. So always be here is very nice memories and is always a pleasure be in this very beautiful club."

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source:

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