Nadal injury could be latest blow to London finale


Injuries have influenced the ATP Tour very seriously this year. He is now the oldest end-of-year No. 1, at age 31, something that he didn't even seem to know. You gotta love the guy. He had won five consecutive French Open titles from 2010-14.

The top two seeds Nadal and Federer go into the event as the favourites after dominant the major events this season. It's been a fairytale year for the Spanish legend.

"He just started to move around the court again when he got here", he said. "I'm very happy, but the season is not over". It's something that means a lot to me. "After returning from a hard period in my career and battling through injuries, this wasn't on my mind". Play Daily Sports challenge and win cash prizes daily!

But Nadal had already done enough in the tournament to finish No. 1 at the end of the year for the fourth time in his career, and first since 2013. Cinching up his fourth year-end No. 1 (2008, 2010, 2013, and now 2017) rank became a closer reality with his win at the China Open, which Federer chose to skip.

While expressing disappointment over missing out on a Paris double following his French Open win earlier this year, Nadal revealed he will do his best to feature in the prestigious Tour Finals, but also said a decision would be taken keeping the future in mind. "The two things are attractive and important, but without a doubt there's a big difference, if you ask me".

The player didn't confirm his participation in the ATP Finals next week, a title that has eluded him so far.

Nadal had the knee strapped during his third-round win over Pablo Cuevas.

The 16-time Grand Slam champion put pressure on Chung's serve as the second set wore on, earning a break in the ninth game, which proved to be decisive. Surprisingly, he is the only one of the Big Four who has never won there. It's what makes so many of them hunt for it at this time of the year.

He added: "The way that I am today".

"It's not about London, it's about the longer term". Let's see. I'm going to do my treatment.



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