Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's traditional Wimbledon warm-up tournament at London's Queen's Club.
"I have spoken to my doctors and I need to listen to what my body is telling me," the world No.1, who won his 11th French Open title on Sunday, said.
"Queen's is a great event, I have happy memories of winning the title in 2008 and I wanted to come back this year. But it has been a very long clay court season for me with great results."
It is the third consecutive year that Nadal has entered the tournament only to pull out before it has started.
He last played at Queen's Club in 2015 and will once again go into Wimbledon without any official grass-court matches. He has struggled at SW19 in recent years, failing to progress beyond the fourth round since his last final appearance in 2011.
Former world No.1 Novak Djokovic was this week added to a line-up headed by Nick Kyrgios, grand slam winners Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic and vanquished French Open finalist Juan Martin del Potro.
Andy Murray remains in the field and the two-time Wimbledon champion is expected to decide in the next couple of days whether to make his comeback from hip surgery at Queen's.