Nadal’s season over with knee injury

WORLD No4 Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the impending Paris Masters and London’s ATP World Tour Finals because of a long-term injury to his left knee.

The Spaniard has yet to compete since his second-round defeat to Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon in June and has since missed both the Olympics and US Open but regardless remains confident that he will make a complete recovery.

“I will hopefully resume practice soon since I am making good progress with my recovery from injury” said Nadal. “It’s disappointing to miss the last two tournaments of the season, but it’s not a surprise.”