TENNIS- French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from Queen’s Club tournament due to exhaustion.
“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,” the 32-year-old Spaniard said on Wednesday.
“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 claycourt season for me with great results.”
It is the third time Nadal entered a tournament only to pull out before it started.
It is not certain if he will play Wimbledon or is planning to skip the grass court season.