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No Queen's campaign for Nadal

13th June 2018, 16:00 by Gareth Freeman

World number one Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will not compete in next week's Fever-Tree Championships at Queen's Club.

Nadal claimed a 17th Grand Slam crown at the French Open earlier this month and admitted after the final he may take a brief break due to the challenges of switching from clay-courts to grass.

The 32-year-old has now confirmed he won't compete at Queen's following talks with doctors, in order to rest ahead of Wimbledon.

“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 in a statement on the LTA website. “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.”

Former world number one Novak Djokovic will be involved at Queen's, which begins on Monday, after accepting a wildcard entry earlier this week.

Five-time champion Andy Murray is set to make a decision on whether or not he will compete in the event in the coming days.

Murray has not played since last year's Wimbledon but is closing in on a comeback following hip surgery.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

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