Rafael Nadal reveals treatment has suffered complications

Rafael Nadal gestures during a match

Rafael Nadal remains committed to turning out at Wimbledon but has revealed that the treatment for the nerve disorder plaguing his fitness has had complications.

Nadal said that he plans to step up his training on grass and will only travel to the UK if he is fit to play Wimbledon.

He opened up on his fitness situation revealing that the treatment had worked in reducing pain in his foot.

However, Nadal also added that there were complications in that he has found that he will occasionally lose feeling in the foot.

“My intention is to play Wimbledon, to travel to London on Monday,” he said as quoted by Eurosport.

“If I travel it is because I intend to play. My plan is to do a week of training and play some exhibition.

“The joint pain has decreased, but with the treatment strange things happen and sometimes my foot falls asleep.

“I’m happy – on a day-to-day basis I have less pain. We have to wait and see how everything evolves in the coming weeks.”

Nadal has revealed that he has suffered with the Muller-Weiss syndrome for some time now.

His uncle and former coach Toni Nadal fixed the date all the way back in 2005, which frames hias achievements in a far more impressive light, if that is even possible.

“I think that he will be and that the treatment goes well,” Toni Nadal said in quotes published by Eurosport Spain.

“He wants to take advantage of the good sporting moment that he is going through and that has led him to be the winner of the two Grand Slams.

“He has had to overcome many difficulties and is still there despite having already won many things and being very successful.

“Since 2005, he has been playing with a lot of pain to the point of sometimes being unable to finish a training session.”

Nadal will not play in Mallorca or Eastbourne which is likely to give Novak Djokovic a firm leg-up in the rivalry.

Both Nadal and Djokovic will have plenty of other top players to worry about whether it is the rest of the top ten or dark horses like Andy Murray and Nick Kyrgios.

Wimbledon gets underway on Monday 27 June.