Set to compete on Monday, Rafael Nadal is readying for his first ATP Tour Finals since 2017. The Spaniard has a lot to prove this time around, as he attempts to join Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors as one of only a handful of players to end the year as world No. 1 five times.
Djokovic is 640 ranking points behind Nadal, who has entered the tournament with an abdominal injury after withdrawing from the semifinals in Paris.
Though the injury could still sideline the world No. 1, he was seen practicing in preparation for next week.
Update? Ok, I’m in London happy to be here. Taking it day by day after Paris (small abdominal tear). I need to see how things go, started serving yesterday very slowly. Right now the main goal is to be ready on Monday following the protocols that the doctor gave me— Rafa Nadal (@RafaelNadal) November 8, 2019
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