Nadal to play at Queen’s Club in 2011

No. 1-ranked Rafael Nadal has confirmed he will play at Queen’s

Club, the warmup tournament before Wimbledon, next year.

Nadal, who recently won the U.S. Open to complete the career

Grand Slam, will make his fifth appearance at the tournament in

west London.

The Spanish player has reached the Wimbledon final every year he

has played at Queen’s, which he won for the first time in 2008.

Nadal said on Tuesday ”after the French Open, it is very

important for me to feel the grass under my feet as soon as

possible.”

Nine-time Grand Slam winner Nadal lost in the quarterfinals at

Queen’s to countryman Feliciano Lopez this year, but went on to win

Wimbledon for the second time.