February 6, 2017 / 10:13 PM / 6 months ago

Resurgent Nadal returns to Queen's Club

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - 29/1/17 Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his Men's singles final match against Switzerland's Roger Federer.Thomas Peter

LONDON (Reuters) - A resurgent Rafael Nadal will warm up for Wimbledon by returning to The Queen's Club for the Aegon Championships in June.

The 14-times grand slam champion missed the entire grasscourt season last year with a wrist injury but after finishing runner-up to Roger Federer at the Australian Open, he hopes a good run in west London will bode well in his pursuit of a third Wimbledon title.

"I am very happy to be coming back to Queen's.... It is the best way for me to be ready for Wimbledon,” the Spanish left-hander said in a statement.

He lifted the Wimbledon trophy for the first time in 2008 just three weeks after his maiden triumph at Queen’s Club.

Nadal’s second Wimbledon title in 2010 also followed a good run at Queen's and he reached the Wimbledon final five times between 2006 and 2011, making the quarters or better at the London warm-up event prior to each one. 

The Queen’s Club tournament will be held from June 19-25. 

Reporting by Pritha Sarkar, editing by John Stonestreet

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