Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with right knee injury

Marsha Scott
November 5, 2017

Nadal was plagued by knee problems in 2015 and 2016, before roaring back into form this season by winning the French and US Open titles.

World number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters with a knee injury.

The Spaniard played against Pablo Cuevas on Thursday with his knee strapped up, but he told a press conference on Friday of his injury struggles. "(I'm) very happy for everything", said Nadal, who this year won the French Open and the U.S Open.

"It could be a fantastic moment for me, but it is still a really hard challenge to me", Del Potro said. "It's something that means a lot to me".

During the match, Nadal caused a stir late on when he called his trainer to check the strapping on his right knee after losing the second set. But unfortunately it was impossible for me to return to the court in the same condition as last night.

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"If you look at any other male tennis player who has ended the year at least four times as number 1, they do so in patches of three of more years". Then Nadal regrouped himself and took away the first set at 7-5 with a big forehand. Of course, I am going to be playing in London normally, if nothing happens.

The world No. 1 is chasing a first title at Paris-Bercy and can move beyond Novak Djokovic to be crowned as the outright most successful player in Masters 1000 events, with just three more wins.

Also, fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev lost to Robin Haase 3-6, 6-2, 6-2, and No. 9 John Isner beat Diego Schwartzman 7-6 (2), 6-7 (11), 6-3.

After saving three match points in the tiebreaker, Schwartzman leveled the match when Isner made a forehand error. Only thing I going to say, I'm going to do my treatment, do my best to be playing in London, but I cannot talk about that now because is a day that is enough tough for me to pull out from here.' Speaking about his next plans, interviewed by El Espanol Nadal added:"I wasn't at 100% when I reached Paris, but the same thing can be said for Shanghai".

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