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Sport Nadal withdraws from Paris Masters semi-final

18:45  02 november  2019
18:45  02 november  2019 Source:   performgroup.com

Tsitsipas sets up Federer semi-final in Basle

  Tsitsipas sets up Federer semi-final in Basle Roger Federer will have to overcome world number seven Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals as he bids to defend his Swiss Indoors title.Tsitsipas is already assured of his place in the ATP Finals in London and he will now be aiming to claim the scalp of former world number one Federer, who received a walkover due to Stan Wawrinka's withdrawal, ahead of next week's Paris Masters.

Rafael Nadal was a disconsolate figure as he spoke to the media after pulling out his Paris Masters semi - final against Denis Shapovalov. Minutes after Nadal was due on court against Shapovalov, fans were told the Spaniard had withdrawn from the match after sustaining an injury in practise this

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters having been due to face Denis Shapovalov in the semi - finals today. The Spaniard had been expected to walk out on Centre Court to face the Canadian at around 3.30pm UK time. But after neither player came out, it soon emerged that Nadal had

a close up of a man with a racket: Rafael Nadal © Getty Images Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the Paris Masters, handing Denis Shapovalov a final showdown with Novak Djokovic.

Nadal, who will return to world number one on Monday, had been set to face the Canadian in the semi-final on Saturday.

But the ATP Tour confirmed the Spaniard had pulled out with an abdominal injury sustained during the warm-up.

Nadal said: "In one of the last serves of the warm-ups, I felt something in the abdominal.

(AP Photo/Michel Euler) © Getty (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

"For the rest of the week the things have been positive. I enjoyed a lot playing here in Bercy."

It means Shapovalov will contest his first Masters final, while Djokovic will go in search of a fifth Paris title on Sunday. 

Federer withdraws from Paris Masters after Basel triumph

  Federer withdraws from Paris Masters after Basel triumph After claiming his 10th victory at the Swiss Indoors Basel, Roger Federer has elected not to take part in the Paris Masters.Federer claimed an emphatic 6-2 6-2 win over Alex De Minaur in the final of the Swiss Indoors Basel on Sunday – a 10th triumph overall at his home event.

Rafael Nadal remains on course to finish the season as number one after he defeats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-6 (7-4) 6-1 to reach the Paris Masters semi - finals .

Nadal withdraws from semi ; Djokovic advances. PARIS -- Rafael Nadal withdrew from his semifinal match at the Paris Masters on Saturday Djokovic reached his sixth Paris Masters final with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win against Grigor Dimitrov, beating him for the ninth time in their 10 career matches.

Nadal would have secured top spot in the year-end rankings by winning the tournament. 

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