Dual Wimbledon Championship winner Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Aegon Championships at Queens Club with a wrist injury.
The Spanish superstar was forced to make an early exit from the French Open 2016 with a wrist injury and that same injury will now force him to miss the prestigious event, which is a traditional preparation for the Wimbledon Championships.
The 30-year-old had feared that if he played at the Aegon Championships and further damaged the tendon he could miss his chance for a third Wimbledon title at SW19.
Nadal has endured several injury problems throughout his career but has still won a staggering 14 Grand Slam titles including two at Wimbledon in 2008 and 2010.
Nadal expressed his disappointment saying: “I enjoy playing in front of the British people and I was looking forward to trying to win the title for a second time.”
Teenage superstar Freya Christie to make WTA debut at Nottingham
British teenage tennis sensation Freya Christie will make her WTA major debut at this month’s Aegon Nottingham Open.
The 18-year-old is enjoying a fabulous first professional season and has now been handed a wildcard for the pre-Wimbledon tournament, which takes place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Christie is relishing the chance to face some of the world’s best players saying: “I can’t wait. It will be a great experience.
“It’s amazing it will be at my home town as well. I hope I can compete. I don’t mind who I play.
“Anyone is a challenge in this draw but the bigger the challenge the better.”
Christie will compete alongside fellow British stars Johanna Konta, Laura Robson, Naomi Broady and Heather Watson. While former World No.1’s Victoria Azarenka and Caroline Wozniacki will also be in action alongside World No.19 Karolina Pliskova.
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