The Argentine is following the advice of his doctor after a long clay season. Juan Martin del Potro joins Rafael Nadal on the sidelines by pulling out of next week’s Fever Tree Championships at Queen’s Club.

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Del Potro said that his doctor recommended he take the time off to rest and recuperate after playing through a Grade 1 groin strain at Roland Garros and reaching the semifinals.

Del Potro was the tournament’s top seed after Nadal had withdrawn. He isn't expected to play on grass before Wimbledon this summer.

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The news isn’t all bad for the event, however. Novak Djokovic took a wild card to play Queen’s Club earlier this week, and Andy Murray is expected to decide on his participation on Saturday before the draw is held.