Is the Spaniard's French Open haul the best of any sportsperson? He returned to action in April, losing three semi-finals in a row before securing the Rome Masters and then his victory in Paris.
The world No 2 admitted he nearly shut down his season after pulling out of at Indian Wells, where he had been due to face Roger Federer in a semi-final but withdrew after struggling with knee pain.More news: Wizards preparing massive offer for Masai Ujiri
Nadal is a two-time victor at the English grass-court major, having secured the men's title in 2008 and 2010.
French Open champion Rafael Nadal said he contemplated ending his season early after being forced to withdraw from the Indian Wells semi-finals in March due to a knee injury.
"I would have liked to have started in Halle because it is always a fantastic tournament week in the season", organisers quoted Thiem as saying. In Barcelona, I thought about stopping, but not for a long time... "Sometimes there were more injuries than the ones I would have expected".More news: IoT Engineering Services Market find out Growth Potential through Demand Forecast
"Another option was to press on and play through the pain".
"It's true that clay is a little less hard on the body, but I can't dwell on that and also aspire to be successful going into the grass- and hard-court seasons".
I played three matches fewer than as much as possible. Last Friday Thiem slogged his way past Novak Djokovic in a marathon five-set semi-final and had requested a delay to the final but his request was denied. People remember me playing and playing and that has not been existing for some years now.More news: Gatland to lead Lions for third time in South Africa
Kvitova won the Birmingham event in 2017 in just her second tournament back following a serious knife attack that almost ended her career, and followed up with a victory over Magdalena Rybarikova to lift the title again a year ago. "I promised myself that I would play through Roland Garros with the attitude and energy necessary to confront all obstacles in my way".