Injured Nadal withdraws from World Tour Finals in London
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Injured Nadal withdraws from World Tour Finals in London

05/11/2018

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's ATP World Tour Finals in London.

The 32-year-old took to social media to announce that ongoing abdominal and ankle injuries have brought his season to an end.

"It has been a complicated year; very good when I have been fit but difficult with injuries," the statement began.

"I have done everything possible to get to the end of the season in good condition. I really wanted to play in both Paris and London.

"Unfortunately, I had abdominal problem in Paris last week and also required an operation on an ankle injury.

"The ankle injury has bothered me for some time but I have managed the pain. However, since the abdominal problem has prevented me from playing in London, we decided to operate on my ankle.

"This way I hope to be in top condition for next season. Thank you all for the support."

World number 10 John Isner will replace the 17-time at the showpiece event in London.

Novak Djokovic goes into the tournament as the odds-on favourite, with Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic, Dominic Thiem and Kei Nishikori the other players to have qualified.

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