Rafael Nadal: Why I can challenge Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic for Wimbledon title

Nadal has not won the British Grand Slam since 2010 and only two of his 18 majors have come at the All England Club.

Federer has been the dominant force on grass for well over a decade, amassing eight Wimbledon titles.

World No 1 Djokovic is the defending champion and one of the pre-tournament favourites.

But Nadal feels his form, having won the French Open last weekend, will stand him in good stead for a strong run.

The Spaniard also points out his semi-final appearance last year, where he narrowly lost to Djokovic in a marathon fifth set.

“Realistically, I’ve had my chances at Wimbledon when I’ve been fit and playing well,” Nadal said.

“I played five finals in a row there (2006-08, 10-11; DNP in 2009).

“I was on the cusp of reaching the final last year.

“Winning at Roland Garros has definitely given me a boost in confidence going into Wimbledon.

“If I’m fit and I can prepare sufficiently, well, we’ll see what happens.”

Nadal has cleared his schedule ahead of Wimbledon and will not play any warm-up events on grass.

“I’m going to have to adjust my schedule a little bit, but that’s a matter I’ll discuss with my team,” he added.

“I want to be able to play my best in every tournament I enter and that’s the approach we’ll take moving forward following Wimbledon.

“I’ve never seen myself as capable of anything.

“I’m happy with what I’ve achieved so far, it’s all special. But the path doesn’t end here; this isn’t the end of the road. There’s still work to be done.”

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