Rafa Nadal training in Santa Ponsa. | Laura Stadler

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Rafa Nadal announced today that he will be heading for Wimbledon next week after overcoming an injury which had threatend to ruin his season.

"I will be going to Wimbledon, and I will just see how things go. I will play some exhibition matches at Hurlingham and then I will decide," he said at a press conference at the Mallorca Country Club.

All this week he has been practicing on the grass courts in Santa Ponsa. This morning he had a practice session with Feliziano Lopez.

After winning the French Open, it appeared very unlikely that Nadal would be heading for Wimbledon because of injury but he now appears to be back on top form.

It has been a rather special week with the announcement that his wife Xisca Perello is expecting their first child, a boy. Also, he was honoured by the Balearic government.

fter winning both the Australian and French Opens this year, Nadal, who turned 36 earlier this month, told a news conference that the pain in his injured foot has eased.

"I'm happy, I haven't been limping for a week," Nadal, who won Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010, told a news conference in Mallorca.

"I have noticed changes with the treatment, still have strange sensations, sometimes I can’t feel my foot, but the pain that did not allow me to support my weight on my foot has subsided."

Nadal explained that he intends to travel to London on Monday and he will assess how he is feeling after a week of training and exhibition match.

"My intention is to play Wimbledon, but it will all depend on what happens with my body this next week,” Nadal said.

"I’m without pain for a week and have been practising, so it tells me there may be a chance to play in the tournament."

Nadal said last month in Paris that he had played Roland Garros with pain-killing injections prior to each match, but does not want to repeat that at other tournaments.