Rafael Nadal will miss the ATP final tournament in London. Spaniard on Facebook said he was recovering from trauma and would use it for ankle surgery.
The winner of 17 Grand Slam titles missed the Masters Series tournament in Paris last week. He explained that he would miss the London Finals because of the trauma, deciding to "take the time" to solve the ankle problem.
"The year was complicated – very good as a tennis ball when I had a chance to play and very bad in terms of injury," wrote Nadal on Facebook.
The Spanish tennis player said he did everything to be in good shape at the end of the season. "I hope I'm ready for the next season, thanking everyone for support," added Nadal.
His rejection of the Paris tournament announced the return of Novak Djokovic to the top of the world rank. Consequently, the Serb came to the final in the Masters, but lost Karen Khachanov.
Nadal's statement actually suggests he will not play in Saudi Arabia either. The planned demonstration meeting with Djokovic woke up commented on the tension surrounding the murder of journalist Jamal Hashok.
Tonight, the jumping for the ATP Finals in London was also drawn. Novak Djokovic will play in the group with Aleksandar Zverevo, Marin Čilić and John Isner. Roger Federer is Federer, Dominic Team, Kevin Anderson, and Kay Nishikori.