Nadal hopes to see Spain win
LONDON: Spanish Wimbledon winner Rafael Nadal said on Sunday that he would love to go to the football World Cup and watch Spain lift the trophy.
Nadal said he was due to have treatment on his troublesome knees ahead of the US hard court season, but might be able to jet out to South Africa to cheer on his compatriots.European champions Spain play Germany on Wednesday in the semifinals.
ďI would love to be there, itís my favourite sport,Ē Nadal said after winning his second Wimbledon title. ďI have to think. I donít know, itís very far. If the World Cup was in Europe it would be much easier for me. But in South Africa, itís a very long trip so I donít know.
ďI have to do treatment right now on the knees. I have to have serious work, the same time to try to be ready for the American season. So I donít think so. Iím going to see. ďBut for me it would be a pleasure to be there. I am a crazy fan of football, and for sure a big supporter of our team. I am in contact with the players. I just wish the team all the best.Ē
He added: ďWe won the European Cup with the football, and right now we are in semifinals in the World Cup. So we are in probably the best moment of our history in sport. ďThatís very difficult to do. We have to know how difficult it is to be there and enjoy these moments, because itís going to be very difficult to repeat another generation like we have now.Ē