Rafael Nadal Eases Injury Fears Ahead of ATP Finals as He Resumes Practice
Rafael Nadal returned to practice ahead of the ATP Finals, which begins on Sunday.
Rafael Nadal has never won the ATP Finals. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Rafael Nadal has returned to training in London ahead of the start of ATP Finals at the O2 Arena this weekend, thus boosting hopes of him competing well at the season-ending ATP tournament.
The world number one had to withdraw from his Paris Masters semi-finals clash against Denis Shapovalov after he suffered an abdominal strain and since then, his participation at the ATP Finals was under the clouds
However, the 33-year-old Spaniard announced ahead of the draw that the plans to travel to London to play in the tournament. He underwent a serious of scans in Mallorca to confirm he had not sustained any serious injury.
ATP took to their official Twitter account to share a video clip in which Nadal can be seen practicing on the court.
— ATP Tour (@atptour) November 6, 2019
The report cited an interview Nadal's doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro gave to Spanish publication El Pais, where he said they will wait until Saturday or Sunday before deciding whether to play or not.
Nadal also took to Twitter to share on Friday that he will begin with service practice on Saturday and see how that goes.
Update? Ok, I’m in London happy to be here. Taking it day by day after Paris (small abdominal tear). I need to see how things go, started serving yesterday very slowly. Right now the main goal is to be ready on Monday following the protocols that the doctor gave me— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) November 8, 2019
Nadal and Djokovic are competing to finish the year ranked No.1 in the world after the Spaniard missed the chance to seasl the top ranking due to his withdrawal from the Paris Masters.
Nadal has never won the ATP Finals title before, losing to Roger Federer in 2010 and to Novak Djokovic in 2013.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Maneka Gandhi Sends Help Within an Hour After Journalist Tweets Image of Injured Monkey
- Nayanthara Celebrates Birthday with Boyfriend Vignesh Shivan in New York
- Not Thinking About Revenge against Oman in FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri
- Kerala MLA Asked Locals to Gift Him Books, Now He's Donating Them to School Libraries
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro Review: A Lot of Style And Even More Substance