Rafael Nadal prepares for Wimbledon challenge

Nadal suffered the shock of the tournament last year when he was defeated in five sets by the then world number 100 Lukas Rosol in the second round.

updated: June 18, 2013 23:02 IST
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Madrid: 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.

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