Rafael Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters semifinal: ‘I hope to be ready for London’ [VIDEO]

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Rolex Paris Masters ahead of his semi-final due to an abdominal injury he sustained during his warm-up. He made the decision not to play on the recommendation of the on-site doctors, ATP Tour reports.

He was about to take on Denis Shapovalov, who now moves onto the final to meet Novak Djokovic.

Rafa:

In one of the last serves of the warmups, I felt something in the abdominal.

Hopefully things will be better. I hope to be ready for London. That’s the biggest goal now. But as I say before, I can’t guarantee anything because just happened today.

Sam Smith said on Amazon Prime:

Rafa has pulled out. Everyone was really shocked here.

We were looking at our watches and waiting for the walk on at 3.30pm [4.30pm Paris time] and when it didn’t happen everyone was looking at each other.

Then Marc Maury came on the tannoy and said Rafa was injured in practice.

Get well Rafa!

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32 comments

  1. Vamos Rafa!

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Health and rest first.
    Everything else will follow.

    Always a champion.💪🏻☝️👍🏻🎾🥇🇪🇸❤️

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