Rafael Nadal locked up No. 1 on Wednesday in Paris, but today had to withdraw from the event ahead of his quarterfinal match against Filip Krajinovic.
“The way that I am today I do not see myself playing three more matches,” Nadal said. “The knee is always bothering a little bit but sometimes it’s worse.
Nadal, who beat Pablo Cuevas in three sets Thursday, is 18-1 since the start of the US Open. He has never won Paris nor has he ever won the ATP Finals.
“For me it’s not about London it’s about longer term,” Nadal said.
“I cannot talk about London now,” he added. “I am now sad to pull out from here. I feel at home here so for me it’a very tough day.
“The only thing I can say is I’m going to do my treatment and try my best to be playing in London but I cannot talk about this now because it’s a day that is tough enough for me to have pulled out from here.”
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