Rafael Nadal To Return To Queen’s, Part Of Busy Schedule Ahead

by Staff | February 7th, 2017, 1:49 pm

Rafael Nadal announced he will return to Queen’s this summer. Nadal won the title in 2008 beating Novak Djokovic, but hasn’t played it since 2011.

“I am very happy to be coming back to Queen’s in June,” said Nadal. “Winning the title in 2008 is a great memory for me, the people that organize the event at Queen’s and the British crowds are fantastic, and it is the best way for me to be ready for Wimbledon.”

Following his runner-up finish at the Australian Open where he lost to Roger Federer, Nadal will embark on an aggressive schedule playing Rotterdam next week, then Acapulco followed by Masters events at Indian Wells and Miami in March.

Nadal will again play a heavy clay schedule entering Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome before he begins his bid to win a 10th French Open. Then to the grass with Queen’s and Wimbledon before a break.

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8 Comments for Rafael Nadal To Return To Queen’s, Part Of Busy Schedule Ahead

steve-o Says:

Sheezus, Tennis-X staff! Could you please update the frickin’ Funk and Trunk!

It’s not like Federer won his first major in four and a half years, or anything, overcoming four top-ten players, including his great nemesis.

You update the damn thing for people winning Challenger titles, surely you can do it for Federer!

Sax Says:

Thank you Steve o,I couldn’t have said it better.

Berghain Says:

Lol steve-0

For a second I thought you said Skeezus (like skeezer) that could be a new word around here.

smoledman Says:

steve-o: there were no less than 5 articles about Roger Federer following his amazing-balls victory!

steve-o Says:

Exactly, smoledman–if they had the time to write five articles, then why couldn’t they update the Funk and the Trunk? It should only take five minutes, compared to writing an article which probably takes a few hours.

Giles Says:

Can you please give the rest of us non fed fans a break. I, for one, am definitely not interested in funk and trunk articles on old fed simply cos they are all junk. He’s had plenty of coverage following his ” surprising” win, enuf is enuf!

DC Says:

Good decision by Nadal.Hopefylly he can get some good practice on grass and be a serious contender for the Wimbledon open.
If he can take the FO followed by Wimby, he will get very close to Fed in Slams.
Another 3 grand Slams in the next 3 years and Nadal can hang his bags with 19 Slams and the goat title.

Remcom Says:

Should Nadal really paly such a heavy schedule of tournaments? At his age, it might be better to do less during the year. We’ve seen just how quickly his body can break down, more than once!

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