He said: "There has been a little while since I played a very good Wimbledon. Sorry to all of the great fans in Britain and to the tournament organizers, I hope to see you at Queen's next year".
Rafael Nadal will resume his bittersweet relationship with Wimbledon buoyed by his record-breaking French Open but wary of the traps which have ensnared him at the All England Club.
The integrity of Queen's remains intact however, with world No. 1 Andy Murray committed to defending his title.
Nadal and Federer went head-to-head at three straight Wimbledon finals between 2006 and 2008, with Federer taking the 2006 and 2007 titles before Nadal lifted the championship for the first time in 2008.
Although Nadal had struggled with fitness for 3 years after winning the French Open title.
"So, I hope that my knees hold well and I can have the preparation that I really need and the preparation that I want". " "Who will win Wimbledon in 2017?" And I (have) missed playing at Wimbledon.
"If you're not completely free. you don't want him to take the lead and play even more freely", said Wawrinka, who became US Open champion past year.
"If I feel healthy during Wimbledon, then probably I'm going to have my chances to play well".
Nadal won for the 16th time in 19 meetings with Wawrinka, who insisted there was plenty to be positive about following his recent performances.
The Spaniard made the title of winning the title without loosing any set.
4 claimed an incredible 10th French Open title with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 victory over Wawrinka in a match that lasted for two hours.
"This one is number 10 (10th win of French Open), that is an important number", the Spaniard said.
"He's the best ever on clay; it's always a tough challenge". Nadal has reached a tour-leading seven finals so far this season, starting the season with final runs at the Australian Open, the Abierto Mexicano Telcel and at the Miami Open presented by Itau.