Tennis star Rafael Nadal, who gave up the injury about a year ago after the first game in London's O2 Arena, will miss the final of 2018 ATP. The 32-year-old Spaniard announced his retirement from the tournament or at the end of the season a few hours before a drawdown to a seasonal confrontation through social networks.
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"I am writing these words to you at the end of the season," Nadal began. "Unfortunately, I had a problem with the abdominal muscles in Paris last week, and I also have a free ankle in my ankle that needs to be removed today in the operating room."
He did everything to play the season in good shape, both to Paris and to London. The ankle injury was not acute, but has now been removed due to abdominal muscle injury. "We use the moment to prevent future problems."
Revenge is not possible for now
London will not see the meeting with the top star of Austria Dominique Thiem. Against the 25-year-old Austrian lower Nadal played his penultimate game of the season. The final quarter-finals of the US Open won the Spanish award after 4:49 hours in five sets before having to give up in the semifinals against Argentine Juan Martin del Potro.Since then, Nadal has not played anymore, now both semi-finals are missing in the ATP confrontation.
A series of Nadal's refusal on the hard court now takes already curious dimensions from: for a total of 12 Nadal Hartplatzevents called. In Toronto he won the Australian Open and US Open title, he gave up, and in the other nine events he said.
Tim set six
Thus, Dominic Thiem is set on Monday (20.00 clock) in his draw as number six. And before the beginning of the London masters it is certain that Serbian Novak Djokovic will remain number one at the end of the year. The next replacement is now American John Isner, now Race-Zehnter, convened. Isner is 33 years old as Kevin Anderson (RSA / 32 years) debutant in London.
As early as Saturday, D & D had formally confirmed the cancellation of the room after a fragment of the trailer, thus swinging the Japanese ki nishikori into the London field. Curious also: Karen Khachanov, who improved by 11 places in the race to 11th place with the sensational title Barça Parisi, now the first substitute.