Rafael Nadal Is Returning To Queen’s This Year, He Makes The Wimbledon Final Everytime He Plays There
by Staff | March 23rd, 2015, 7:19 pm

Rafael Nadal will be returning to Queen’s this summer for the first time since 2001, the historic grass event announced today. Nadal, who had been playing in Halle along with Roger Federer due to tax reasons,has played at The Queen’s Club five times before, winning the title in 2008. After each appearance he has gone on to reach the Wimbledon final (2006, ’07, ’08, ’10 and ’11).

“I always loved playing at The Queen’s Club and I am very happy that I will be back this year,” said Nadal. “It was a great experience for me to lift the trophy in 2008 because it is such an important and traditional tournament. To win Wimbledon a few weeks later was like a dream. Coming to the Aegon Championships helps with the adjustment from clay to grass because the grass courts at Queen’s are so good. It is also a tournament where the people are very nice – the organisers and of course the spectators who always make me feel very welcome in London.”

The tournament begins on June 21. This is the first year there is a 3-week break between the French and Wimbledon.

Nadal is training in Miami seeking his first career title there.

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8 Comments for Rafael Nadal Is Returning To Queen’s This Year, He Makes The Wimbledon Final Everytime He Plays There

Matador Says:

It was about time Rafa, Queens is the key to have a good performance for Wimbledon.

With 1 more week to rest after Roland Garros, he will be more in the tank to have a better preparation in the grass season.

His brutally schedule on clay year after year and the huge amount matches he had played between April an early June was ok until he was 25 years, after that not.

Hope he can have a good performance in Wimbledon this year.

Hippy Chick Says:

Fantastic news,i cant wait to watch Rafa again at Queens,hes right about the court suiting him more as a warm up for Wimbledon,i dont know if its a coincidence but since playing Halle in 2012 he hasnt done well at Wimbledon,its not me making an excuse,but as a fan it does make you ask questions, when he played Queens he did quite well at Wimbledon,anyway it seems like hes keen to put in a good showing on grass this year especially at Wimbledon,i hope he does….

Giles Says:

Very bad mojo in Halle. So happy he will be back in Queens.
Vamos Champ!

metan Says:

Wow, this news sounds like a music for Rafa fans in London, you all can watch him play. Don’t miss it guys.

Okiegal Says:

This is great news. I remember the time he won Queens. He was playing so good. Chick, will you get to go?? That venue seems so small…..like you would be able to get up close and personal……now that would be cool!

Margot Says:

I’m going Monday and Tuesday, I’ll blow Rafa a kiss from you. ;)

Okiegal Says:

@Margot…….What about Okiegal?? Plump, old women need love too!! Lol. Have fun……I’m terribly jealous……pea green with envy, I must say!! :)

Hippy Chick Says:

Okie i would love to go,but i dont know if Mr Hippy Chick would come with me as he hates tennis,as hes football through and through, or if i could afford the tickets anyway as i dont earn much in my line of work,but i am soooo jealous of my Margot whom will get to watch my two favorites up close,im so looking forward to Queens now with Rafa going back there,i was never very enthusiastic about him playing Halle,its great to have him back on British soil again ;))….

Margot blow Rafa and Andy kisses from me too,unless im lucky enough to go i wish :((….

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