Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Paris Masters final week
ATP World Tour Finals
Venue: O2 Area, London Dates: 11-18 November
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Rafael Nadal will miss November’s season-ending ATP Finals in London and have surgical procedure on an ankle harm.

In late October, Nadal withdrew from the Paris Masters with an stomach muscle harm, that means Novak Djokovic changed him as world primary.

With the ATP Finals to start on 11 November, the Spaniard, 32, stated he was nonetheless struggling with that harm.

He stated it influenced a choice to “make the most of the second” and have an operation on his ankle.

American John Isner will take Nadal’s place on the eight-player occasion in London.

In a put up on social media, 17-time Grand Slam champion Nadal wrote: “It has been an advanced yr, superb on the tennis degree after I was capable of play, and on the identical time very unhealthy so far as accidents are involved.

“Sadly, I had the stomach downside in Paris final week and, as well as, I’ve a free physique within the ankle joint that must be eliminated within the working room at the moment.

“It’s true that we had detected it for a very long time and every now and then it bothered me. Nonetheless, because the downside within the stomach muscle additionally prevents me from taking part in in London, we make the most of the second to take away the free physique and keep away from future issues.

“This fashion I hope to be in full situation for the subsequent season.”

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