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Rafa Nadal undergoing ankle operation, out for the season

08 November, 2018, 07:30 | Author: Lora Ball
  • I have abdominal pain every time I serve says Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal is to undergo ankle surgery after revealing he is out of the ATP Finals in London because of injury.

The Spaniard announced his withdrawal on his Facebook account, saying he had an ankle injury which would not let him play.

Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic, 31, was to have still taken over Rafael Nadal at the top of the world rankings on Monday. I have done everything possible to reach the end of the season in full fitness, both for Paris and London; I really wanted to play.

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Nadal has retired from two of the three hard-court events he has competed at this season - the Australian Open and the US Open - but won the other, the Rogers Cup.

John Isner replaces Nadal in the ATP Finals field.

The tennis player explained the problem had been detected "a while ago and it occasionally bothered me".

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12 years later, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga repeated that feat in Canada as well, entering the tournament ranked 15th and playing some rock solid tennis in order to beat world number 1 Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Grigor Dimitrov and Roger Federer to secure the title after four straight Top 10 triumph.

"Since the problem in my abdominal muscle also prevents me from playing in London, we have chose to take advantage of the moment. and avoid future problems".

Meanwhile, reaching the final in London would rank alongside Anderson's US Open and Wimbledon final defeats against Nadal and Djokovic respectively as the most auspicious achievements of his career.

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Pilots should be highly responsible and should adhere to safety standards when it comes to both the craft, as well as themselves. The pilot later pleaded guilty before a court to being over the legal limit, and is expected to be sentenced on November 29.

An abdominal problem forced Nadal to abort his planned comeback from a knee injury at the Paris Masters as he ceded the world number one ranking to Novak Djokovic and he has not recovered in time for London.

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