[UK], June 14 (ANI): Fifteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Aegon Championships at Queen's, which starts next Monday, after being advised to rest by his doctor.
The Spaniard won the record 10th French Open title last Sunday after registering a resounding victory over Stan Wawrinka.
"I am very sorry to say that I am not going to be able play Queen's next week. I was hoping to take some days off and then be ready. But, at 31, and after a long clay-court season with all of the emotions of Roland Garros, and after speaking to my team and doctor, I have decided my body needs to rest if I am going to be ready to play Wimbledon," the Guardian quoted Nadal as saying on Tuesday.
"I am sad to make this decision because I love Queen's. I won the tournament in 2008 and every time I reached the Wimbledon final it was after playing Queen's," he added.
World number one Andy Murray will defend his title at the Aegon Championships, which will feature four of the world's top 10 men. (ANI)