Rafa Nadal alters historic Wimbledon rules on center court

They are the first two tennis players to train at the Central before the tournament begins

Matteo Berrettini Y Nadal have entered the history of Wimbledon by becoming the first two tennis players to train in the center track before the tournament and with the new rules. This has generated a lot of expectation not only among tennis players, but also for the fans of each player.

Tradition marked that this venue was inaugurated the weekend before the tournament with a match of doubles of girls, in which the players were chosen by lottery among the members of the All England Club. Last year, the center court was slippery and there were two serious injuries.

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The new rules at Wimbledon will be for the best matches of the season

These went to Adrian Mannarino and Serena Williams, who had to withdraw from their respective matches. To alleviate this, Wimbledon decided that this year the tennis players train in the Central and on Court 1. Until now reserved only for the best matches, in the week before the tournament.

Rafa Nadal and Matteo Berrettini have been in charge of opening the Central Court as the setting for training sessions prior to the tournament. Both players have played a set that has fallen on the Italian side. At the end of the match, Nadal greeted Novak Djokovic present at Central to begin his training.

The Spanish tennis player will face Felix Auger-Aliassime

This was the second exercise session of the day for Nadal, who previously trained on one of the tracks at Aorangi Park alongside Francis Roig and Marc López. It was a light training session, with a view to Berrettini’s match, and after beating Stan Wawrinka yesterday in the Hurlingham exhibition.

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The Spaniard will play Felix Auger-Aliassime again at Hurlingham, in what will be his last warm-up match before Wimbledon kicks off. In addition, Nadal will play that match already knowing his first rival and his path in the tournament, since the draw will take place at 10 in the morning.

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