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Tennis: King of Clay Rafael Nadal turns eyes on grass ahead of Wimbledon challenge

Published on Jun 18, 2013 11:23 PM
 

MADRID (AFP) - French Open champion Rafael Nadal is preparing for a tricky transition from the clay to the grass of Wimbledon as his bid for a third title at the All England Club begins next week.

The Spaniard was once again dominant during the European clay court season as he emerged victorious in Barcelona, Madrid and Rome before winning at Roland Garros for a record eighth time earlier this month.

However, the 27-year-old believes it will take him some time to get used to the conditions in London having not played on grass for such a long time.

"I am going without having trained on grass and it is a surface that you have to understand, learn once again and know how to play the points and focus in the right manner in certain situations," he told reporters before flying to England on Tuesday.

 
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