Roland Garros champion, Rafael Nadal, has pulled out from the year’s Aegon Championships that will be taking place at Queen’s Club following a rest order from his doctor.
Rafael Nadal, 31, won his record-breaking 10th French Open title on Sunday but has decided to stay off the court so he can get back in shape.
“I need time to rest and get my body back in shape if I ever want to be ready in time for Wimbledon. Because there is only so much that the body can take and I need to be at my best for Wimbledon. ” Rafael Nadal who is a two-time Wimbledon champion (2008 and 2010) revealed.
The world number two’s decision to boycott The Aegon Championships is not unrelated to the fact that the competition starts on the 19th of June, which is just 14 days from Wimbledon.
He added; “Its sad that I have stayed from the competition this year because I totally love Queen’s and would have loved to be a part of it. I triumphed in the competition in 2008 and all the times that I progressed to the Wimbledon final. It is always right after I participated in Queen’s.”
This wouldn’t come as a surprise to a lot of tennis lovers as Nadal has hinted that he will be taking it easy on himself after enduring 3 years without a trophy before his French Open win on Sunday over Stan Wawrinka.
Missing out among the rest
However, Rafael Nadal is the only top 10 ranked player that will be missing out in this year’s Aegon Championship as the world number one male tennis player, Andy Murray will be defending his Aegon Championship title alongside four other top 10 men players at this year’s tournament.