Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rolex Paris Masters quarterfinal

Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer to year-end world No.1 after overcoming Hyeon Chung in Paris

Tennis: World No. 1 Rafa Nadal fighting fit for ATP World Tour Finals in London

Starting his season in Brisbane in the Australian open circuit, Nadal has since been to 10 finals this year and won 6 of those.

Year-end world number one Rafael Nadal has pulled out of his quarterfinal matchup at the Rolex Paris Masters against Filip Krajinovic due to a knee problem.

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates his victory over Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay during the third round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament at the Bercy Arena in Paris, France, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017.

Nadal said after his win: "I am very happy for everything, it has been an unbelievable year".

'I have to pull out, ' Nadal said at a press conference. "It means a lot".

Nadal is also the oldest, testimony to his relentless determination. It's about the mentality of waking up every morning with the right motivation to go on court and improve something. And, for [playing] long term I going to do the treatment that I believe is going to be more safe and more important to [help me] keep playing tennis for as long as possible.' The ATP Finals start on 12th November, and Nadal will need to make a decision within eight days. But Nadal then broke Chung to love to clinch the first set. During some moments I couldn't move, during the the match the pain was too much, of course. "For me it's not about London, it's about the longer term".

He will be well aware of the importance of taking a break as the time he spent away from the game towards the end of last season to recover from a wrist injury helped him get back to the best after two years of Grand Slam drought.

After saving three match points in the tiebreaker, Schwartzman leveled the match when Isner made a forehand error.

David Goffin became the first Belgian to qualify for the season-ending ATP Tour finals when Frenchman Lucas Pouille lost in the Paris Masters third round.

Isner, who lost last year's final to Murray, next plays either No. 6 Grigor Dimitrov or Richard Gasquet.

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