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Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are making ready for Wimbledon on the Hurlingham Membership in...

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are making ready for Wimbledon on the Hurlingham Membership in London; Nadal, who’s recovering from remedy on a power foot downside, beats Stan Wawrinka whereas Djokovic sees off Felix Auger-Aliassime

Final Up to date: 22/06/22 7:47pm

Rafael Nadal in motion on the Hurlingham Membership

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic kick-started their Wimbledon preparations with straightforward exhibition wins on the Hurlingham Membership.

Nadal confirmed no ill-effects after nerve remedy on the power foot downside that troubled him throughout his French Open triumph earlier this month as he beat Stan Wawrinka 6-2 6-Three on the Giorgio Armani Tennis Traditional occasion in London.

Djokovic, in his first match since shedding to Nadal within the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, received 6-2 6-1 in opposition to Canada’s Felix Auger-Aliassime.

Nadal, in his first match on grass since 2019, raced right into a 5-1 lead after twice breaking Wawrinka’s serve within the opening set and sealed it 6-2 in 30 minutes.

Wawrinka, who returned to motion in March after lacking most of 2021 because of two foot operations, did not convert a break level within the opening sport of the second set and was quickly 3-1 behind.

The Swiss three-time main winner broke Nadal’s serve within the fifth sport, however the Spaniard was not often troubled and wrapped up the match in simply over an hour.

Nadal introduced on the finish of final week that he plans to play at Wimbledon in pursuit of a third-straight Grand Slam win after present process a process to cut back nerve ache in his foot.

Six-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic was given a sterner problem than the scoreline steered in opposition to Auger-Aliassime.

The Serbian world No Three three broke the Canadian twice to take the primary set 6-2 in 44 minutes.

Auger-Aliassime failed to bother Djokovic’s serve within the second set and was damaged three extra occasions as the previous world primary wrapped it up 6-1 in 28 minutes.

Wimbledon begins on Monday, June 27.

Nadal is bidding to grow to be the primary man since Rod Laver in 1969 to win all 4 majors in the identical yr after already successful the Australian Open and French Open.