Rafael Nadal, who will turn 30 in a few days, is currently struggling with another medical issue, namely a wrist injurythat made himquit the French Open. It was a terrible news for him and also for those who really hoped that Nadal will go to the very top at the French Open. But, as Nadal stated, his withdrawal was part of a long-term strategy- in order to avoid further medical complications, his wrist needs to rest. As a follow-up, many feared that the Spaniard will miss some other important upcoming events, including Wimbledon Championship. And there was a little truth in that assumption. Recently, Nadal made the announcement of his withdrawal from Queen`s, his usual warm-up tournament on grass.

Further implications.

Nadal` withdrawal from Aegon Championships at Queen`s Club is part of a bigger picture. With his left injured wrist not ready to compete in the following month, Nadal`s schedule will suffer at least one more contraction. Prior to Aegon Championships, Nadal was expected to compete at Mercedes Cup, where he clinched the title last year. But now, the Spaniard is facing an ugly perspective- if he gets some sort of fitness and freshness for the Wimbledon, it will be barely a positive one. By entering in a Grand Slam, on a new playing surface, and without a serious warm-up, his chances to produce some consistent Tennis are strongly diminished. At Queen`s Club, the Spaniard won the men`s single contest only one time.

It happened back in 2008 at the end of a tight match against Novak Djokovic 7-6 7-5.

Mixed relation with grass.

Rafael Nadal`s best results occurred undoubtedly on clay. But when it comes to grass, there are some facts worth being highlighted.14 times Grand Slam winner, Nadal made his real breakthrough at the French Open back in 2005 when he won his first Grand Slam title.

But, his very first occurrence on a Grand Slam main draw happened back in 2003 at Wimbledon. At 2003 Wimbledon, the 17-years-old Nadal reached the 3rd round. But his special bound shifted to clay in the spring of 2005 becoming a lifetime prodigious relationship.

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