Rafael Nadal will lose the final ATP tournament in London. The Spaniard told Facebook that he recovers from the trauma and will use it to undergo ankle surgery.
The winner of the 17 Grand Slam titles lost the Masters series tournament in Paris last week. He explained that because of the trauma he would have lost the London finals by deciding to "use the moment" to solve an ankle problem.
"The year was complicated – very good as a tennis level when I had the chance to play too bad in terms of injuries," Nadal writes on Facebook.
The Spanish tennis player said he was doing the best to be in good shape at the end of the season. "I hope I'm ready for the next season, thank everyone for the support," Nadal added.
His refusal from the Paris tournament announced the return of Novak Djokovic to the top of the world ranking. As a result, the Serb reached the final to the Masters, but lost Karen Hatsanov.
Nadal's statement in fact shows that he will not play in Saudi Arabia as well. The planned demonstration match with Djokovic woke up to comment on the tension surrounding the assassination of journalist Jamal Hasokki.
Tonight's draw for ATP finals in London. Novak Djokovic will play in a team with Alexander Zverev, Marin Tilic and John Isner. Roger Federer is Federer, Dominic's team, Kevin Anderson and Kay Niskiori.