In a new interview, Rafael Nadal says that he is going to have surgery by the end of the year for appendicitis, but he won’t put a date on it yet.
“It’s not been an easy season for me at the end,” he told Sky Sports. “I have to do the surgery, but I need to find the right moment.”
If Nadal does have surgery after Paris as speculated he would miss the London ATP finals. But right now Rafa is not ruling out playing the year-end event.
“I don’t know yet,” when asked if was would play in London.
Uncle Toni, however, was more forthcoming indicating Rafa will not be in London:
Before any decision on his ailing appendix is made, Nadal is still scheduled to play Basel next week and then Paris.
Rafa is currently practicing in Basel.
— Simon Häring (@_shaering) October 17, 2014
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