A former champion, Rafael Nadal, has disclosed that he has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at Queen’s Club after being advised to rest by his doctor.
The 31-year-old Spaniard, winner of a record 10th French Open on Sunday, said he had a “long clay court season’’.
“My body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to play Wimbledon,
I am sad to make this decision because I love Queen’s. I won the tournament in 2008 and every time I reached the Wimbledon final it was after playing at the Queen’s,” he added.
The Aegon Championships start on June 19, ahead of the Wimbledon event which starts on July 3.