Rafael Nadal out of Aegon Championships at Queen’s with wrist injury, Andy Murray adds doubles
Rafael Nadal is forced to pull out of this month's tournament at Queen's due to a wrist injury
Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the Aegon Championships, which begin in just under two weeks’ time at London’s Queen’s Club, because of the wrist injury that took him out of the French Open in Paris last week.
Nadal was advised before his third-round match at Roland Garros that an injury he had been carrying since the Madrid Masters could worsen if he continued to play. He was advised to rest it in the short-term, and he has today taken his name off the entry list of his only grass preparation for Wimbledon, the prestigious ATP500 at Queen’s.
Nadal, who won the title in 2008 as part of an historic Roland Garros, Queen’s and Wimbledon treble, said: “I am very sad that my wrist injury means that I cannot play at The Queen’s Club this year.
“It is a tournament and a club that I love, I enjoy playing in front of the British people, and I was looking forward to trying to win the title for a second time.
“I wish everyone at the tournament a great week, and I look forward to returning in future years.”
Nadal was one of another strong field at this year’s tournament. Defending champion Andy Murray is aiming to win a record fifth title, but he is joined in the line-up by defending Roland Garros champion Stan Wawrinka, the 2011 Aegon Championships runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and fellow top-10 players Milos Raonic and Richard Gasquet. Also playing are Nick Kyrgios and former Queen’s champions Marin Cilic and Grigor Dimitrov.
Andy Murray and Colin Fleming join Grand Slam doubles line-up
The three most recent Grand Slam winning doubles teams, Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau (Wimbledon), Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut (US Open), and Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares (Australian Open) headline an outstanding doubles field at the tournament.
They are joined by wild cards Andy Murray and Colin Fleming, as well as Kyle Edmund and Thanaski Kokkinakis. Three more teams will sign up on the eve of the event, with one further team qualifying, to make a 16-team draw.