Following an upset loss to Viktor Troicki 6-3, 7-6(3) at the Shanghai Masters Wednesday, Rafael Nadal admitted that his 2016 season might be over.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the next couple of weeks,” Nadal said. “It’s something I need to think about. I cannot say what I’m going to do the next month.”
“I’m not sure about my calendar. I’m not sure about the things I need to do to be 100% for next year. I need to speak with my team and my uncle too.”
Nadal added that his wrist is still not where he wants it to be.
“I need to create pain again with my forehand,” he said. “It’s something that is not happening very often now and it’s something that needs to happen for next year. So I need to find the best way to make it happen.”
Nadal is 7th in the ATP Race, but he’s not focused on the year-end event.
“Sometimes to keep competing is not the solution,” he added.
“I have two-and-a-half months until the new season starts, so I have two-and-a-half months to put myself at the level that I need to be. I have the confidence that I’m going do it.”
Nadal hasn’t won a title or made a final since Barcelona in April.
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