The 14-times grand slam champion said then that he could tear
a tendon if he did not rest and hoped to recover in time for
Wimbledon, which he has won twice.
The grass court Aegon championships start on June 13, with
Wimbledon following on June 27.
"I am very sad that my wrist injury means that I cannot play at
The Queen’s Club this year," Nadal said in a statement on the
Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) website on Wednesday. (www.lta.org.uk)
"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," he added.
"I wish everyone at the tournament a great week, and I look
forward to returning in future years."
Nadal's career has been plagued by injury. Tendinitis in his
knees prevented him from defending his Wimbledon title in 2009
and the 2008 Beijing Olympics gold medalist also missed the 2012
London Games because of injury.
(Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ken Ferris)
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