Nadal Pulls Out Of Paris Masters With Knee Injury

Nadal Pulls Out Of Paris Masters With Knee Injury

Nadal Pulls Out Of Paris Masters With Knee Injury

Nadal, who started 2017 at world number nine, won his 10th French Open title, his third US Open title and also reached the final of Australian Open, in which he lost a five-set final to Federer.

World number one Rafael Nadal has played down the seriousness of the recent knee injury, saying that he is completely fit to play at the World Tour Finals in London later this month.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates winning his third round match against Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas. 'Of course, it's a very hard decision for me, especially - pulling out from any event is tough, but especially from here, from Paris.

"One year ago, for sure I never dreamed about being No. 1 again at the end of the season", said Nadal, who missed large parts of 2016 because of a wrist injury.

Nadal, 31, has become the oldest year-end No 1 and first year-end No 1 over the age of 30 since the ATP Rankings were established in 1973.

The pain during the match was too much. But unfortunately it was impossible for me to return to the court in the same condition as last night. As I said a lot of times, it's the most important city in my career, without a doubt. But Nadal then broke Chung to love to clinch the first set.

But he says "it's not about London, it's about the longer term" and that "being like this, I really can not compete".

"But the thought of having to play three matches this year. he doesn't want to make it worse for London".

'Only thing I'm going to say, I'm going to do my treatment, do my best to be playing in London, but I can not talk about that now because it's a day that is tough enough for me to pull out from here'.

Juan Martin del Potro, the No 13 seed, continued his hopes of catching up with the ATP Finals with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Joao Sousa, joined by David Goffin and Lucas Pouille in Thursday's round of 16.

Isner, who lost last year's final to Murray, next plays either No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov or Richard Gasquet.

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