Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal feels that it would be nearly impossible for him to repeat his French Open success at the Wimbledon if his troublesome knees react to playing on grass in the way that they have for the last five years. In 2008 and 2010, Nadal won Wimbledon and the French Open, and, after his win on clay in France this year, the questions are only natural. "Even when you're playing well, you're not going to win every match you play, but I put myself in a position to reach a slam final, so I'm obviously playing pretty good".
The 32-year-old Swiss had only one break point, early on, and then never threatened Nadal and he blamed himself for being too hesitant.
Wawrinka will be in action at the Aegon Championships in Birmingham next week before the Wimbledon begins on July 3.
"I was trying to find solution", Wawrinka said.
He leaked only 35 games - prompting former world number one Andy Roddick to quip on Twitter: "He lost 35 games in the entire tournament".
A crushing 6-2 6-3 6-1 victory over Stan Wawrinka on Court Philippe Chatrier made the 31-year-old Spaniard the most successful player at a single slam in the professional era. "He's playing the best he's ever played", the third-seeded Wawrinka told a news conference after watching Nadal collect the trophy.
"The nerves, the adrenaline I feel when I play on this court, it is impossible to compare ... it is the most important event in my career, to win again here is impossible to describe", he said. I was always, like, a little bit between for few reasons.
Wawrinka said he had not found his best level but paid tribute to the man he beat to win the first of his three grand slam titles in Australia in 2014.
"I only have myself to blame for that, for the way I played coming into the tournament".
French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Queen's Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon, saying he needs to rest.
He's the best player on the circuit this year and has chances there. "I think since the beginning of the year, you can see he's playing more aggressive, staying more close to the line", Wawrinka said.
"At the moment I am not thinking about the fact it will be the last time that I go to the centre court in Paris".
"I've had a great season so far and I am happy to have already qualified for London", the Spaniard was quoted as saying by the ATP website Tuesday.