Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

  • Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

Nadal secures world No.1 until end of year

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However, his third-round win over Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas saw him take to the court with his knee heavily strapped before eventually prevailing in three tough sets that have taken their toll and ended his tournament early.

Building on his resurgent competition success this year, Nadal approached attaining the No. 1 ranking with his customary fearlessness, prioritizing the Asian post-grand slam season, a time where he's generally been less successful. "It's not the thing that I love to do".

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal got the better of South Korean Hyeon Chung 7-5, 6-4 to advance into the Paris Masters third round.

Remarkably it is a tournament that the Spaniard has never won and he now faces an anxious week of rehab to make the field for the eight-man end-of-season finale. It's what makes so many of them hunt for it at this time of the year. It's a very demanding tour, it's not easy.' Croft also spoke about Nadal, who may not play at the ATP Finals due to a knee injury: 'When I listen to that interview it does have a sense that maybe he is thinking more towards not playing than playing.

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"For me it's not about London".

He added: "Of course it [withdrawal from Paris Masters] is a very tough decision for me, especially here in Paris, which has been the most important city in my career without a doubt".

Fans will have to wait and see, for now, if Rafa Nadal will be gunning for a first-ever ATP Finals title over taking the time to let his knee heal and focus on the long-term.