Another Grand Slam champion has withdrawn from the ATP 500 of Queen's that starts next week. On Wednesday it was the world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, who pulled out due to fatigue. Now it's Juan Martin del Potro's turn.
The 29-year-old has been forced to withdraw following a long French Open campaign that ended only in the semifinals where he just lost to Nadal. Del Potro decided to play in Paris just a few hours before his first official match, as he had suffered a first grade groin lesion in Rome.
Del Potro will just play The Boodles exhibition event before Wimbledon. He was supposed to make his fifth appearance ever at Queen's, where he reached quarter-finals in 2013. Del Potro was also committed to the doubles draw with the American Jack Sock.
He is the second Argentinian who pulled out this year after Diego Schwartzman. Doctors suggested del Potro to rest. 'I am sad I will not be playing in Queen's this year. I was really excited to play and I hope to be back next year!', del Potro said in a short statement.