The 14-times grand slam champion, ranked fifth in the world,
has fond memories of Queen's, having won the title there in 2008
before going on to beat Roger Federer a few weeks later and
claim his first Wimbledon crown.
Defending champion Andy Murray is also confirmed for the
traditional warm-up event which starts on June 13.
"Holding that trophy again would be amazing although I am well
aware of the difficulties because the tournament always has so
many good players," Nadal said in a statement.
Before his thoughts turn to grass, however, Nadal will seek to
return to the kind of form that once made him dominate men's
tennis, particularly on clay.
He suffered a disappointing first-round exit at the Australian
Open and with his 30th birthday looming his aura is in danger of
He has not won a title since August in Hamburg and has not added
to his grand slam collection since the 2014 French Open when he
ruled at Roland Garros for a record ninth time.
He is top seed at this week's Buenos Aires Open.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)
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