Rafael Nadal announced that he will not take part in the Masters Cup, the last tournament of the season, due to an abdominal injury. In addition, today underwent right ankle surgery.» Unfortunately I had the problem of the abdominal in Paris last week and, besides, have a free Corps in the ankle joint that has to be removed in surgery today», said the Spanish making the announcement via Twitter.» Given that the problem in the abdominal muscle prevents me from also playing in London, we take the time to remove the free Corps and prevent future problems», he added. The Spanish end 2018 with a record of 45-4 and five titles, including his 17th Grand Slam at the France open trophy in June. On Monday, lost the top of the ATP rankings to the Serbian Novak Djokovic.John Isner will take the place of Nadal at the Masters Cup. The tournament in London that closes the ATP season, it will be played starting next week among the best eight players in the rankings for men. Nadal has not stepped on the courts from the recent US Open at the beginning of September, when he lost the first two sets to Argentine Juan Martín De el Potro before leaving. He decided to skip the Asian tour to recover, losing tournaments in Beijing and Mallorcan Shanghai.el of 32 years withdrew also Paris masters at the end of October, shortly before making his debut in the second round, due to abdominal pain. «Nadal was going to reappear on the circuit after the injury in his right knee, but followed a recommendation of the doctors, who were considered risky which would play against his Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco the abdominal problem.» It has been a complicated, very good year tennis level when I have been able to play and turn very bad as to injury concerns,»said 17 Grand Slam tournaments champion in his message on Twitter on Monday. «This way I hope to be able to full for next season. Thank you all for the support».
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