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By Chris Oddo | Monday November 6, 2017

Rafael Nadal still needs some time to determine whether or not he will be fit to compete at next week’s Nitto ATP Finals in London.

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The world No.1 returned to Spain after withdrawing from the Paris Masters last Friday and underwent tests that revealed no structural damage in his right knee. Nadal first experienced troubles with this injury after reaching back-to-back finals in Asia. He pulled out of the Swiss Indoors Basel before returning to action at Paris.

His doctor said that Nadal will fly to London on Wednesday and make a decision on the World Tour Finals shortly thereafter.

"It is not a new injury or an injury that has worsened," Dr. Ruiz Cotorro told El EspaƱol. "All the images of the tests tell us that it is a bit the same, that the tendon is suffering, it is a stress situation," added the doctor of the Spanish Federation that serves Nadal. "The problem of tendons in different situations may bother more or less, but we will try to be good to play in London. If he is well, he will play, and if he is not well, he will give up playing. You have to see how it evolves these days," concluded Cotorro.

“I had a long year, a lot of matches,” Nadal said on Friday in Paris. “I pushed the body. We are at the end of the season. It’s normal that these kind of things happen. The knee is always, you know, bothering a little bit, but sometimes it’s worse, and now is a little bit worse.”

 

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