Wimbledon 2022: What we learned about Rafael Nadal’s injury, Raducanu’s return and the form of Andy Murray

Wimbledon is less than a week away. The grass courts of Halle, Stuttgart, Rosmalen

Nottingham, Ilkley and more have all been worn from green to a burnt yellow as players desperately try to acclimatise to the most esoteric of surfaces.

The courts at SW19 remain a pristine green – for now – so what have we learned about the runners and riders for Wimbledon glory so far ahead of the third grand slam of the year?

Rafael Nadal is clearly still in pain. His press conference in Mallorca was a positive one

on balance, in that he said he is going to “try and play Wimbledon” but it was not an entirely ringing endorsement of his fitness levels.

I’m happy. I haven’t limped for a week and the evolution of training is progressing,”

Nadal said on Friday, more than a week after undergoing two sessions of nerve therapy to dull the pain in his foot.