Rafael Nadal retires from the ATP final in London with a "stomach problem" as the Spaniard plans ankle surgery ahead of next season
- Rafael Nadal has retired due to injury from the ATP final in London
- He retired with a stomach problem from the Parisian champions and has not recovered
- Nadal should undergo surgery to remove a floating body from his ankle
- His retirement in Paris allowed Novak Djokovic to replace him as World No 1
Damian Spellman, Sports Press Association
Rafael Nadal will undergo ankle surgery after finding out that he is coming off the ATP final in London due to an injury.
The Spaniard retired from the Paris Masters with a stomach injury and, having not recovered in time, retired from next week's event.
He had a procedure on Monday to remove a floating body from his ankle to be fit for the start of the new season.
Rafael Nadal is out of the ATP final in London next week with a "stomach problem"
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In a post on his official Facebook page, Nadal said: "It was a complicated year, on the tennis level very well, as I could play, and at the same time very bad in terms of injuries.
"I've done everything I can to end the season in good shape, both in Paris and in London. I did a good job and I really wanted to play.
"Unfortunately, I had a stomach problem last week in Paris and I also have a free ankle body that has to be removed in the operating room today.
"It is true that we had discovered it for a long time and it sometimes bothered me. However, as the problem of the abdominal muscle also prevents me from playing in London, we use the moment to remove the free body and avoid future problems.
"In this way, I hope to be in full condition for the next season."
The Spaniard retired with a stomach injury from the Paris Masters and could not recover
Nadal has qualified for the ATP final for 14 consecutive years, but retired or retired in seven years
Nadal's retreat in Paris allowed Novak Djokovic to replace him at the top of the world. He will be replaced by John Isner # 10 in the tournament.
The eleven-time French Open champion has qualified for the season finale The company has been in business for 14 consecutive years since 2005, but has since retired in seven years.
When Nadal retired in Paris, he said it was a new injury and not directly related to the knee problems that had marginalized him since the beginning of September.
"In the last few days I feel a little bit in the stomach, especially when I serve," he said.
"And I asked the doctor and the doctor recommended not to play, because if I go on with my stomach, it may break and be a big deal, and I really do not want that.
"Since that moment, it has been a tough year for me in terms of injuries. I want to avoid drastic things. It would not be fair and not good for me and for anyone to go to court, knowing that it's probably not possible to play the entire tournament. "