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Sport Nadal not giving up on ATP Finals despite injury

02:30  06 november  2019
02:30  06 november  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

'Being No. 1 again would be special,' says Nadal

  'Being No. 1 again would be special,' says Nadal "I prefer to be No. 1 to No. 2," Rafael Nadal said on Sunday.If the 33-year-old Spaniard finishes at No. 1, it would be the fifth time he has ended the year on top of the rankings which would tie Djokovic, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors.

'Being No. 1 again would be special,' says Nadal . "I prefer to be No. 1 to No. 2," Rafael Nadal said on Sunday.If the 33-year-old Spaniard finishes at No. 1, it would be the fifth time he has ended the year on top of the rankings which would tie Djokovic, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors.

The ATP finals take place between Nov. 10-17. Nadal has never won the tournament, losing in the final to Roger Federer in 2010 and Djokovic in 2013, when it was known as the ATP We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also believe strongly in giving everyone a chance to air their thoughts.

Rafael Nadal looking at the camera: Rafael Nadal of Spain © Getty Rafael Nadal of Spain Rafael Nadal says he will travel to the ATP finals in London after undergoing a scan on an abdominal injury that forced him to retire from last week's Paris Masters semi-finals.

Nadal was drawn for this month's ATP Finals with defending champion Alexander Zverev in the tournament draw, with Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer drawn in the same group.

"Yesterday I had a scan in Mallorca and despite having a small strain in my right abdominal, I will travel to London," the world number one said in a statement on his official Twitter account on Tuesday.

"On Thursday or Friday I will start training on my serve and my aim is to be able to play the ATP Finals in London. Thanks for your support."

Ash Barty's 2019 prize money earnings pass $10 million at WTA Finals in Shenzhen

  Ash Barty's 2019 prize money earnings pass $10 million at WTA Finals in Shenzhen Australia's world number one Ash Barty has seen her singles career take off in 2019, leading to an extraordinary windfall of more than $10 million in prize money.Barty's one-from-two record so far at the lucrative WTA Finals has taken her on-court earnings for the year to an eye-watering $10.93 million.

Rafael Nadal WILL be in the draw for the ATP Finals where he'll battle with Novak Djokovic for the Rafael Nadal is expected to return from injury at the Nitto ATP Finals He will overtake Nadal despite losing in the final to Russian Karan Khachanov

Despite his exit from the ATP Finals tournament, Spanish powerhouse Rafael Nadal But Nadal 's year overall saw him finish his campaign on a high, as he was confirmed as the ATP 's end-of-year world number 1 and presented with the huge trophy on the court in front of an appreciative London crowd.

Even though he withdrew from his semi-final tie with Denis Shapovalov, Nadal's run to the last four in Paris saw him reclaim the number one spot from Novak Djokovic on Monday.

The ATP finals take place between November 10-17.

Nadal has never won the tournament, losing in the final to Roger Federer in 2010 and Djokovic in 2013, when it was known as the ATP World Tour finals.

Djokovic and Federer were drawn in Group Bjorn Borg with Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini and in Group Andre Agassi will have Nadal, Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

ATP FINALS 2019

Singles – Group Andre Agassi

[1] Rafael Nadal (ESP)

[4] Daniil Medvedev (RUS)

[6] Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE)

[7] Alexander Zverev (GER)

Singles – Group Bjorn Borg

[2] Novak Djokovic (SRB)

I am fighting for it - Nadal still battling for number one spot despite fitness concerns

  I am fighting for it - Nadal still battling for number one spot despite fitness concerns Rafael Nadal is fully committed to ending 2019 at the top of the ATP world rankings, so long as he can recover from an abdominal injury.Nadal overtook Novak Djokovic atop the ATP rankings on Monday but is still not certain of retaining the position at the end of the year.

Rafael Nadal ’s long time doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro has backed the Spaniard to play at the ATP Finals . Rafael Nadal ’s doctor says he is ‘optimistic’ about the 19-time Grand Slam ability to feature in the ATP Finals after scans showed he suffered a right abdominal muscle strain.

Spanish tennis icon Rafael Nadal hopes to be 100 per cent ready for the season-ending event, the Nitto ATP Finals , despite sustaining an abdominal injury which forced him to withdraw from the Paris Masters last week. The world number one, who regained the top-ranked position this week replacing

[3] Roger Federer (SUI)

[5] Dominic Thiem (AUT)

[8] Matteo Berrettini (ITA)

Roger Federer has easily beaten Alex de Minaur in the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.© Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Roger Federer has easily beaten Alex de Minaur in the final of the Swiss Indoors in Basel.

ATP FINALS 2019 SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, 10 NOVEMBER 2019

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon

[4] R. Ram (USA) / J. Salisbury (GBR) vs [5] R. Klaasen (RSA) / M. Venus (NZL)

Not Before 2:00 pm

[2] N. Djokovic (SRB) vs [8] M. Berrettini (ITA)

Not Before 6:00 pm

[2] L. Kubot (POL) / M. Melo (BRA) vs [8] I. Dodig (CRO) / F. Polasek (SVK)

Not Before 8:00 pm

[3] R. Federer (SUI) vs [5] D. Thiem (AUT)

Denis Shapovalov standing on a stage in front of a crowd: Novak Djokovic has beaten a nervous Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 to win his fifth Paris Masters final and 34th overall Masters title to move one behind all-time leader Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic has beaten a nervous Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 to win his fifth Paris Masters final and 34th overall Masters title to move one behind all-time leader Rafael Nadal.

SCHEDULE - MONDAY, 11 NOVEMBER 2019

CENTRE COURT start 12:00 noon

[3] K. Krawietz (GER) / A. Mies (GER) vs [6] J. Rojer (NED) / H. Tecau (ROU)

Not Before 2:00 pm

[4] D. Medvedev (RUS) vs [6] S. Tsitsipas (GRE)

Not Before 6:00 pm

[1] J. Cabal (COL) / R. Farah (COL) vs [7] P. Herbert (FRA) / N. Mahut (FRA)

Not Before 8:00 pm

[1] R. Nadal (ESP) vs [7] A. Zverev (GER)

Becker sees tennis 'big three' gap closing .
Tennis's "big three" are still winning, but Boris Becker can see the gap closing as he prepares to captain Germany in January's ATP Cup in Brisbane.Roger Federer showed there was still plenty left in his 38-year-old tank with a vintage 6-4 6-3 defeat of Novak Djokovic at London's ATP Finals on Friday morning, keeping him in the hunt for a seventh season-ending crown.

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