Rafael Nadal took to his social media account to announce his withdrawal from the ATP world tour finals. After not participating in the Rolex Paris Masters, Rafael Nadal has opted to end his season. Sadly he will not be able to make an effort to regain his world number one ranking. Here’s what he had to say in his statement:
“Hi All: I write these words as the end of the season. It has been a complicated year, very good at the tennis level when I have been able to play and at the same time very bad as far as injuries are concerned.
I have done everything possible to get to end of season in good condition, both to Paris and to London, doing things well and I really wanted to play.
Unfortunately I had the abdominal problem in Paris last week and I also have a free body in the ankle joint that has to be removed in the operating room today. It is true that we had detected for some time and occasionally bothered me. However, since the problem in the abdominal muscle also prevents me from playing in London, we take the time to remove the free body and avoid future problems. This way I hope to be in full condition for next season. Thank you all for the support.”