But the world number two was more expansive — and uncharacteristically controversial — when asked about having to play on Court One instead of his preferred location on Centre Court.
Nadal took a veiled swipe at great rival Roger Federer and local favourite Andy Murray while lashing organisers for what he sees as preferential treatment.
Asked if he would be back next year to attempt to win a third Wimbledon crowd, Nadal replied: “I never said I not going to come back. Yeah, I want to come back because I want to play more times in the Centre Court.”
“I like playing more on Centre Court,” he added in the Spanish part of his press conference, per sport360.com. “Someone has to play on Centre, and it’s almost always the same players here. This is the reality. Here, there are many of us who have won a lot in our careers, who have a lot of important history behind us.
Nadal played two of his four matches on Centre Court. Murray and Federer have played all four of theirs on the main arena, while the other member of tennis’s Big Four, Novak Djokovic, has played three.
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