This year has seen quite a few changes for the Spanish star, Rafael Nadal as he has plummeted down the ATP Rankings to the Number 10 slot. For the first time, he has not won a clay court Masters 1000 tournament and lost only his second match at the French Open – the quarterfinal defeat to Novak Djokovic.
So what did the Spaniard do to revamp things up? Well, Rafael changed his schedule a little bit in order to be better prepared for Wimbledon – where he has been eliminated early for the past few years as well.
Normally we would usually see Nadal play only one tournament before Wimbledon but this year the Spanish star decided to play the Suttgart Open along with the Aegon Championships at the Queen’s Club as well.
The former World No 1 won the Stuttgart event and looked to have gained some of his top form with a title on grass – his first since he won Wimbledon in 2010. However, the Spaniard was ousted in the first round of Queen’s in the following tournament.
After the match, the Spaniard revealed that his schedule has been too full this year and he definitely needs some time to rest and recharge his batteries before going into Wimbledon.
“I have been traveling a lot this year,” Nadal said. “Since the beginning of the season I have been playing some more tournaments than usual, but at the same time I need my periods of rest. After Roland Garros, I only went back home for two days before I flew to Stuttgart to prepare for the tournament.” Also Read Here are tennis top 10 angry moments of all time