Rafael Nadal, who has been diagnosed with appendicitis which will require surgery, was beaten 6-3, 7-6(6) by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the second round of the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
Rafa revealed that he hopes to have the surgery to remove his appendix at the conclusion of the year. “My thoughts is continue with Basel, Paris and London. Is true that the past few months I did not have the best of luck. I didn’t have the best of luck since Wimbledon. I was playing a good year, very positive year. After that I was unlucky with the wrist, what’s going on now. Now there remains three more tournaments for me.”
Win or lose, always with Rafa!