ATP Tour

Nadal confident he'll be fit for London

2017-11-03 08:47
Rafael Nadal (Getty)

Paris - Rafael Nadal insisted he would be ready to play at the World Tour Finals in London later this month, despite having his knee strapped during his Paris Masters last-16 win over Pablo Cuevas on Thursday. 

The world number one called the trainer to tape his right knee after losing the second set in his 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 victory. 

Nadal was plagued by knee problems in 2015 and 2016, before roaring back into form this season by winning the French and US Open titles. 

"Well, of course, (I'm) 100 percent okay," the Spaniard told a press conference. 

"Of course, I going to be playing in London normally, if nothing happens. It depends (on the next) one week and a half. Anything can happen in one week and a half. 

"But if nothing strange happens then I'm going to be there, of course." 

The 16-time Grand Slam champion is bidding for a record 31st Masters title at Bercy, having secured the year-end number one ranking on Wednesday. 

Nadal will play 77th-ranked Serb Filip Krajinovic in the last eight on Friday, ahead of a possible semi-final meeting with Juan Martin del Potro. 

"It's not the moment to talk much about the knee," the 31-year-old added. 

"It's more the moment about talking about the quarter-finals. I won an important match for me. 

"Tomorrow (is) another chance against a player that's playing very well. So let's see."

Read more on:    rafael nadal  |  tennis
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Vote

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.