Rafael Nadal’s participation at the ATP Finals is in question.
Rafael Nadal will reportedly learn of the results of his MRI scan today and make a decision on whether to play at the ATP Finals.
Nadal was due to face Denis Shapovalov in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters but pulled out of the match after suffering an abdominal injury in practice.
He said: “In one of the last serves of the warmups, I felt something in the abdominal.
“We can call it unlucky, we can call it different things, but it happened today. And when things happen, the only thing that you can do is accept it. And even if it’s a tough situation for me, I need to stay positive.
“Finishing out like this is always a very negative thing, but the rest of the things of the week have been very positive.
“I enjoyed a lot playing here in Bercy, after a while without being able to enjoy this atmosphere in this amazing stadium, and I enjoyed playing good tennis.
“So it’s tough finish like this, this event. That’s it. I need to accept [that]and recover well mentally and physically from that.”
Initial scans on the injury were difficult to read so the Spaniard returned home to Majorca for further tests on Monday.
And Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo say Nadal will learn the extent of the injury when he sees Dr. Angel Ruiz Cotorro today.
He will then make a decision on whether he is able to play at the ATP Finals, which begin on Sunday.
Nadal has also been selected to represent Spain at the Davis Cup later this month.
Novak Djokovic, who won in Paris on Sunday, expressed his sadness at Nadal’s injury.
He said: “I’m sad to see that he’s injured because that’s not what you want to see, not for Rafa, not for any other athlete. I know how that feels. Obviously I went through major injuries in my life as well.
“Historically, he’s had more than several times injuries at the last part of the season. So I hope he can recover and compete in London. Because with or without him, obviously, also the battle for No. 1 but also the tournament itself is different.
“He’s a great champion and obviously lots of respect for him.”