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Rafael Nadal to rival Murray in Queen's Club warm up for Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal will play at Queen's this summer, nine years after he won the tournament, EPA/LUKAS COCH

Rafael Nadal will feature at this summer's Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.

The 14-time Grand Slam champion won the tournament in 2008 prior to clinching his first Wimbledon title with a victory over Roger Federer.

Nadal was forced to pull out of the event last year because of the wrist injury that dogged him in 2016, but showed that he remains a force to be reckoned with in his run to the Australian Open final.

"I am very happy to be coming back to Queen's in June," the Spaniard said.

"Winning the title in 2008 is a great memory for me, and it is the best way for me to be ready for Wimbledon."

Nadal has joined defending champion Andy Murray in confirming his participation in the tournament, which begins on June 19.