Rafael Nadal confirms 'end of the season' due to injury

Rafael Nadal confirms 'end of the season' due to injury

His plan for the Masters is two happy: John Isner was only supposed to be replacing and that gets finally a place holder for the tournament in london.

Nadal said on Twitter on Monday that he was still bothered by the stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week's Paris Masters and opted to have ankle surgery now in preparation for 2019.

Novak Djokovic will begin the week as the top-ranked men's singles player in the world, but it was not the ideal ending he anticipated after suffering a shock loss to Karen Khachanov in the final of the Roles Masters in Paris on Sunday.

He was forced to retire mid-way through his US Open semi-final with Juan Martin Del Potro in September due to pain in his right knee and has not been able to play a competitive match since.

Five-time champion Djokovic was drawn in Group Guga Kuerten on the day he returned to the top of the rankings and Rafael Nadal withdrew from the season-ending tournament due to ankle and abdominal injuries.

He added that he chose to have the ankle operation so he can start 2019 healthy.

At Wimbledon in 2007, he retired with a back injury in the third set of his semi-final against Nadal.

"This way I hope to be in top condition for next season".

"Thanks to all for the support".

There, the young Greek saved a match point against Kevin Anderson to become the youngest player with four straight Top 10 wins at Masters 1000 events, setting the final against world number 1 Rafael Nadal where he fought well in the second set before losing 6-2 7-6, missing a chance to add the fifth Top 10 win that week. Djokovic, Federer, Zverev, Anderson, Cilic, Thiem, Nishikori and Isner are the eight aspirants to win the Finals.

Djokovic has also not been afraid to take chances and innovate his game, bringing in Boris Becker as part of his coaching team for the start of the 2014 season, although he has since reunited with long-time mentor Marian Vajda.

Furthermore, Djokovic enjoys a lifetime 25-22 record over Federer and 27-25 against Nadal. Djokovic has been handed arguably the most hard group as he is paired with Alexander Zverev, Marin Cilic and John Isner.