Rafael Nadal withdraws from Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s Club.

The world No 1 won a record-extending 11th French Open at Roland Garros on Sunday to cap a hugely successful clay-court campaign which saw him lose only one match.

Nadal was initially named as part of the strongest entry list in the tournament’s history but revealed he would evaluate his Wimbledon build-up after his victory in Paris.

“Queen’s is a great event, I have happy memories of winning the title in 2008 and I wanted to come back this year,” said Nadal.

“But it has been a very long clay-court season for me with great results. I would like to say sorry to the tournament organisers and most of all to the fans that were hoping to see me play, but I have spoken to my doctors and I need to listen to what my body is telling me.”

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