Sport Nadal out of ATP Tour finals

02:01  14 november  2017
02:01  14 november  2017 Source:

Nadal may return for Tour Finals

  Nadal may return for Tour Finals Rafael Nadal could be fit to feature at the ATP World Tour Finals after scans showed no new damage to his long-standing knee injury. The world No 1, who earlier this week sealed his place at the top of the year-end rankings, was forced to withdraw from the Paris Masters on Friday with a recurring problem in his right knee.That appeared to place doubt on his ability to compete at the end-of-season showpiece at London's O2 Arena, with Nadal having previously decided not to play in the tournament in Basel.

Rafael Nadal could have to sit out the ATP World Tour finals . Nadal , 31, withdrew from the Paris Masters just hours before his quarter- final clash with Filip Krajinovic today.

Nadal did say he felt OK after the match and was looking forward to London, but his place at the ATP Tour World Finals later this month is now in doubt. "I have to pull out . Of course it's a very hard decision for me," Nadal said.

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Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP World Finals because of a knee injury.

The world No 1 was stunned 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 by David Goffin in his opening match at the season-ending event on Monday as he sought to win the trophy for the first time.

It is the sixth time Nadal has withdrawn from this competition in 13 years and he will now be replaced by fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

The Spaniard came into the tournament with doubts surrounding his fitness after pulling out of the Paris Masters through injury, but initially showed no obvious ill-effects during the round-robin encounter with Goffin.

Rafael Nadal receives massive injury boost in race to be fit for ATP World Tour Finals in London

  Rafael Nadal receives massive injury boost in race to be fit for ATP World Tour Finals in London The 16-time Grand Slam winner had to withdraw from the Paris Masters after feeling a recurrence of the injury which put his participation in massive doubt. He was given a bye through to the second round in the French capital and later defeated South Korea's Hyeon Chung in straight sets to ensure he will finish the year ahead of long-time rival Roger Federer as the men's world number one.Nadal was hoping to triumph in Paris to move one clear of NovakDjokovic and claim his 31st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.

Roger Federer is confident that Rafael Nadal will play the ATP World Tour Finals . Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters last week during the tournament because of a knee injury and today admitted he “cannot predict” how it will behave.

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ATP Tour Finals with a long-standing knee injury.

But by the end, the knee problem that had threatened his participation in London this week was clearly causing him pain and he confirmed his withdrawal immediately after the match.

Nadal said: "My season is finished. Yeah, I had the commitment with the event, with the city, with myself. I tried hard. I did the thing that I had to do to try to be ready to play. But I am really not ready to play.

"I cannot hold with enough power to keep playing. I tried, but seriously it was a miracle to be very close in the score during the match. It really doesn't make sense."

He was due to play Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem in the round-robin event.

Federer will rue ATP Finals disappointment after absence of Nadal and Djokovic, says Rusedski .
Former British number one Greg Rusedski believes Roger Federer will be rueing his missed chance of winning the ATP Finals after the absence of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Federer entered the season-ending event in London as the clear favourite after world number one Nadal had to pull out with a knee problem following his opening round-robin loss to David Goffin.The number-two ranked Swiss ace meanwhile, ended the round-robin stage undefeated with wins over Jack Sock, Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic.

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