◼️ Nadal’s Wimbledon preparation will not be completed due to some physical discomfort, can he recover before the start of the grass major?.
World number one and French Open champion Rafael Nadal will not play the Fever-Tree Championship before Wimbledon.
The Spanish tennis player won the eleventh crown of Roland Garros last weekend, but experienced some discomfort during the third set against Dominic Thiem.
The Spaniard, who won at Queen’s in the 2008 edition, was scheduled to perform in London before the third Grand Slam of the year, but now it seems he could not prepare for the grass before Wimbledon begins on July 2.
Nadal said that his achievements on clay this year – which included record titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona, and Rome – had taken its toll, and after talking to his doctors, decided to retire.
“Queen’s is a great event, I have fond memories of winning the title in 2008 and I wanted to return this year,” Nadal said on the tournament’s official website.
“But it has been a long clay season for me with excellent results, I would like to apologize to the organizers of the tournament and especially to the fans who expected to see me play, but I have spoken with my doctors and I need to hear what my body tells me,” he added.