Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Rafael Nadal - No To Queens In 2012 *UPDATED*

Yes, it is true

The king of clay Rafael Nadal has been withdrawn from the Wimbledon warm-up at Queen's Club tournament on next year in London, an ATP World Tour 250 series tournament on the ATP Tour.

Nadal said he will play in the Gerry Weber Open at Halle in Germany, where he is going to miss at next year's AEGON Championships at Queen's Club in London, warm-up tournament before heading into the Wimbledon. Spaniard, who has won 2008 Queen's Club tournament, as he overcome against Novak Djokovic of Serbia in the final in two sets with a 7–6(8–6) and 7–5. Nadal has received £750,000 to play in the Gerry Weber Open at Halle.

The 25-year-old Nadal said it's very tough to play in the AEGON Championships, which will begin straight away after the French Open. The defending champion Andy Murray, Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and American Andy Roddick were expected to play in the tournament and hopes World No. 1 Novak Djokovic also appear in the event next year.

The Queen's Club tournament director Chris Kermode, it will be disappointing news for the London tennis fans and hopes to return back Nadal soon. The World No. 3 ranked Roger Federer also skipped from the Queen's Club, where he has last appeared at the tournament in 1999, when he lost in the opening round. Currently, Nadal has been playing 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament, where he will battle against fellow Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the second round on Wednesday.

Courtesy: LiveTennisGuide

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