Rafael Nadal is not sure about whether if playing the grass-court season. The Spaniard is committed to play Queen's and Wimbledon, but he played five clay-court tournaments winning four of them. 'Difficult for me to think about it now', Nadal said when asked on possibly playing grass.
'I had long and mentally tough clay court season, of course, because I played almost all the matches possible after coming from an injury. So was a demanding two months for me. For me personally, last year I felt that I had a good opportunity to go far in the tournament.
I felt myself playing well on grass last year. I lost that match against a very tough opponent on grass like Gilles Müller. But I played great matches before against tough opponents. Then I lost a match that I could win. I played bad the first two sets, but then I think I came back, fought.
That happened. My preparation, I believe, last year went well. And now I have to come back to speak with my team. Of course decide what's better for my body. No, that's the main thing always. I would love to be playing in as many places as possible, but you understand I need to check how I feel in the next couple of days.
Of course is a drastic change from clay to grass. And I did it in the past when I was much younger, quicker, because I played back to back. But it's time to check how I feel in the next couple of days.' Nadal has withdrawn from Queen's already in 2016 (wrist injury) and 2017 (fatigue).