he failed to defend his French Open crown for only the second time in 11 years but he followed that defeat up by winning his first grass court title since he won Wimbledon in July 2010. Nadal defeated Victor Troicki 7-6 6-3 at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Sunday.
Sadly for the new ATP #10 player, he was unable to sustain that momentum and on Tuesday he lost (from a break up in the third set!) a close match with Aleksandr Dolgopolov 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4 at the Queen's Club.
Wimbledon starts in just over two weeks, on Monday June 29th.