Injury woe forces Nadal to quit Paris Masters

ATP Paris Rafael Nadal tops Cuevas. Goffin reaches London despite a loss

World number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters with a knee injury. "It's a tough situation but I tried my best".

"For me it's not about London". It's a very demanding tour, it's not easy.' Croft also spoke about Nadal, who may not play at the ATP Finals due to a knee injury: 'When I listen to that interview it does have a sense that maybe he is thinking more towards not playing than playing.

"It was an incredible year, just awesome", said Nadal according to the ATP. Let's see. I'm going to do my treatment. While he was serving for the match, Nadal hardly had any spring as he double-faulted. "I think I know that he is sceptical on his chances to play in London", Forget said, as quoted by "Reuters".

The pain during the match was too much. "It's not the thing that I love to do".

Rusedski is confident that Federer can make it 21 major titles in 2018; while Nadal has been backed to win the French Open at least a couple more times before he calls time on his career.

A win at the Paris Masters would have put Nadal at the top of another statistic, 1 more Masters 1000 title than the tennis player he is tied with at 30, Novak Djokovic.

A far cry from his condition previous year, sitting on the sidelines for most of the second half of 2016, nursing a wrist injury and falling to ranking #9, the Mallorican native focused on the opening of his new tennis academy, inviting his also-injured friend and rival, Roger Federer, to appear in the opening ceremony. Federer has beaten Nadal three other times this year. He has only reached the final once, on his debut in 2007, losing to David Nalbandian.