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Nadal unsure of Wimbledon appearance 

Paris: Rafael Nadal has cast doubt on his participation at Wimbledon, saying he needs to see how his body recovers after a long claycourt campaign culminated in an 11th French Open title. Two of the Spaniard’s 17 Grand Slam titles came on the All England Club’s lawns, but the 32-year-old has struggled to make an impact there in recent years. “Difficult for me to think about it now. I had a long and mentally tough claycourt season, of course, because I played almost all the matches possible after coming from an injury. So it was a demanding two months for me,” Nadal said after his 6-4 6-3 6-2 defeat of Dominic Thiem in Paris. Nadal, who also won the titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Rome this year, is entered for the Queen’s Club warm-up tournament starting next week but says he will consult with his team, including coach Carlos Moya, over the next few days. “I would love to be playing in as many places as possible, but you understand I need to check how I feel in the next couple of days,” Nadal said. “Of course it’s a drastic change from clay to grass. I did it in the past when I was much younger, quicker, because I played back-to-back.” — Reuters

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