An emotional Rafael Nadal of Spain holds the trophy as he celebrates winning his tenth French Open title against Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in three sets, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1, during their men's final match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Ga
Christophe Ena
June 13, 2017

French Open champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Queen's Club tournament, a warmup event for Wimbledon, saying he needs to rest.

Nadal said Tuesday in a statement: ''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.'' He apologized to tournament organizers and British fans.

Nadal won a record 10th French Open championship Sunday after also winning clay-court titles in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and Madrid over the last two months.

The Queen's Club event is one of the major grass-court tournaments leading up to Wimbledon. This year's field includes defending champion Andy Murray and runner-up Milos Raonic, as well as French Open runner-up Stan Wawrinka.

Nadal won the event in 2008.

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