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