Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Paris For “Personal Reasons”, Will He Have Appendix Surgery Next Week?

by Staff | October 24th, 2014, 10:03 am

Citing “personal reasons”, Rafael Nadal officially withdrew from the Paris Masters next week. Nadal, who is battling appendicitis, will play through the Basel event but will forego the final Masters 1000 event of the season.

The withdrawal likely also indicates Nadal will miss the London Finals so he can undergo surgery to remove his inflamed appendix.

Nadal has never won the Paris Indoors.

The tournament also announced the withdrawals of Ernests Gulbis and Marin Cilic.

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18 Comments for Rafael Nadal Withdraws From Paris For “Personal Reasons”, Will He Have Appendix Surgery Next Week?

Humble Rafa Says:

You should ask question like, Will Humble get surgery done next week, in a poll.

The resident doctors will give their expert opinion.

velu Says:

@humble rafa – Stop your stupid comments – it is getting too repetitive

elina Says:

Yes it has already been confirmed that his appendix is the personal reason.

Giles Says:

Good luck Rafa. Hope all goes well and you make a quick recovery.
Here’s to a healthy, happy and successful 2015
Vamos Champ!

vel Says:

It looks like Humble Rafa, someone blogger in tennis-x

SG1 Says:


Now that some of Rafa’s “guts” are being removed, do you think he’ll still have what it takes to kick butt?

SG1 Says:

This surgery has to be done….sooner or later. This is the perfect time. All the slams are gone and it’s unlikely Rafa can get to number 1 anyway. It’s a serious health risk. From a tennis stand point, imagine this illness flaring up just before Roland Garros. Why risk it? Chop that sucker out ASAP so he can make preparations for next year. Huge stuff at stake next year. Trying to pass Sampras for No.2 all time in slams, trying to catch Roger’s 17 and trying to win RG for the 10th time.

SG1 Says:

Also trying for the “winning each slam at least twice” deal as well.

RZ Says:

Not that this is a surprise, but here’s a tweet by a tennis journo confirming that the “personal reasons” = having the appendix removed.


Okiegal Says:

My guy is getting his butt kicked atm….Vamos Rafa!!

Brando GOAT poster Says:

@okiegal: relax. This is no surprise. Prematch already I said Coric is a talent and unlike others I said Rafa is playing below par at best. I mean: 13 UE’s in 4 games already by Rafa ain’t his usual no? Coric looks a real talent and seeing as he’s a Rafa fan I would not mind him winning and Rafa having tried his best but decided to do the operation. I’ll take that to be honest.

Giles Says:

Rafa’s mind is on his surgery already. Give him the match already Rafa. Rather Coric than some smart ass Kyrgios type.
Vamos Champ!
God speed!

Okiegal Says:

@Brando GOAT poster

Well, tbh, I’m not really that surprised either. This kid is really playing well….he’s going toe to toe and coming up with some amazing points….reminds me of Rafa at 17. I thought on that last point Coric almost said Vamos! Lol

Brando GOAT poster Says:

Coric: well done kid! Great talent and I love h

Brando GOAT poster Says:

Coric: well done kid! Great talent and I love how respectful he was of Rafa even applauding winners from his idol! Does look like a young Rafa: great footwork and fight. Could be a future fav: good luck v Goffin!

Brando GOAT poster Says:

Rafa: very proud of that effort. 4-0 down in first set, it goes 6-2. Yet improved and fought his best to a tie break in the 2nd: well done for that. I won’t say how he played since we know how unless Rafa is buried during a loss some will not feel satisfied but I’ll leave with a simple stat that reflects factually on his performance: 37 unforced errors in 2 sets. With that: time for the operation me thinks as its visible his body does not feel good.

rogerafa Says:

I wonder if Rafa is planning to play the WTF because he has announced his withdrawal only from Paris. If that is indeed the case, the “personal reasons” could be something else. I am not sure if he can have a surgery and recover fast enough to play WTF which starts after a fortnight. I hope he is 100% whenever he rejoins the tour.

Okiegal Says:

There is a new thread, he’s says he isn’t playing Paris or London…..direct quote…..

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