ROUND-UP Nadal no to Queen’s
French Open champ pulls out after advice from docs
RAFAEL Nadal has withdrawn from the FeverTree Championships at Queen’s Club, just days after winning his 11th French Open title.
It is the third consecutive year the world No 1 has entered the tournament, which begins on Monday, only to pull out before the start.
Nadal said: “Queen’s is a great event, I have happy memories of winning the title in 2008 and I wanted to come back this year.
“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.”
Queen’s organisers announced the strongest line-up in the tournament’s history and will now wait to hear whether Andy Murray will follow Nadal in withdrawing.
Murray is expected to decide in the next couple of days whether to make his comeback from hip surgery.