Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Paris Masters
by Tom Gainey | November 5th, 2010, 3:38 pm

Rafael Nadal officially withdrew from the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris this afternoon.

Nadal, who appeared last night at a Spanish awards event, withdrew because of medical reasons according to the ATP.

Rafa is scheduled to meet with the press Sunday or Monday to discuss his ailments.

Nadal recently completed a lucrative three-week stretch in Asia playing Bangkok, Tokyo and Shanghai.

Roger Federer will assume the top seed in Paris.

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19 Comments for Rafael Nadal Withdraws from Paris Masters

i am it Says:

Rafa is long-sighted. He may even withdraw from London (for the 3rd time?) and prepare for AO to go for bigger prize and bigger history. Man, he is smart.

Fuentes Says:

“Medical reasons”, lol :)

Skeezerweezer Says:

Medical reasons? WTF ? Well get well Rafa.

Amber Says:

Tendinitis in his shoulder, looks like. source: http://www.as.com/tenis/articulo/rafa-nadal-estara-masters-1000/dasten/20101105dasdasten_3/Tes

He needs the rest, though. Hopefully he can just rest up, and let the shoulder heal.

kimberly Says:

Boo hoo. Will miss watching rafa in paris. Disappointing and of course I am extremely concerned. I hope all is ok.

jane Says:

Get well Rafa; you have such a big points lead you can bask in the sunshine while the others slug it out.

Kimmi Says:

tendinitis in the shoulder? is that the same as tendinitis in the knees?

wishing him a speed recovery..

Anna Says:

I was so looking forward to watching him in Paris, but I’m glad he’s not pushing himself to play. WTF will be here soon enough. Hope all is well by then.

Kimberly Says:

don’t forget to sign up for draw challenge on the atp website everyone for paris masters. Its lots of fun.

skeezerweezer Says:


Thanks for the reminder :)

Kimberly Says:

join the group tennis-x fans to track picks and talk smack. although of course its somewhat lost its sparkle for me with no rafa :-(

Yvonne Says:

What a bumber, I was already going through my RAFA withdrawal myself from not being able to watch him play. I’ll be Praying for you to get better soon RAFA, GOD Bless!

topspin Says:

could it be caused from his new serve style? hope he recovers soon!

Bobby Says:

Wishing Rafa speedy recovery to full health.

Siddy Says:

Nadal is fine. His shoulder is a bit fatigued that is all and just in time for him to take another vacation! LOL! Rest up.

Susana Says:

Rafa has already put his sight on Australia, everything in the middle, doesn’t care. The man wants to make history and he is so focused that I know he can make it. Vamos, Rafa!

rene pascual Says:

im disappointed…i love watching rafa…without him tennis is boring…get well soon rafa…RAFA 4EVER!!!

rene pascual Says:

HI SUSANA…u r right…i wish him all d best …im a solid rafa fan

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