Rafael Nadal is out of the Paris Masters after being defeated by Tommy Paul - and the Spaniard isn't betting on winning the ATP Tour Finals, either. Paul Henriques, the world's at No. 31 on the planet, clinched an 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-1 win against the world's No. 2 Nadal who hadn't played since he joined forces with long-time opponent Roger Federer at the Laver Cup.
In the first set, Nadal was down after the first set, the American came back to beat Nadal to win 2 during the 2nd. Paul was able to break Nadal's serve 3 times in the final set to secure the win and denied Nadal Spaniard an opportunity to get back at the top of rankings,report by casino roulette.
I believe he was aggressive with a great number of shots. I won my match in the second set that included break and set, Nadal said after the match. Yeah I don't get the win if I played so badly at that crucial moment. No. At that point, it was fine, an excellent performance for me. Being aware that this is my first time playing since a long time," he said. Nadal's first game since the couple had a baby this month.
The 22-time grand Slam winner who was injured in the match against Paul and added that he was hoping to be able to compete in the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy and said the tournament was his to lose and "nothing worth losing.".
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The prestigious end of season ATP Finals run from November 13 to 20. It's a tournament in which Nadal is already qualified based on his ranking, however remarkable given that the fact that the Spaniard has already won 23 grand slam championships, he's never won his place in the ATP Finals, despite having made it to the final twice.
Just allow myself the chance to experience the next World Tour Finals, no? There's no way to know when is going to be the last particularly at my age. Therefore, I'm going to do my best to have fun with this moment, and the next time around, I'll fight to get back, the 36-year-old said. I must be able to see the big picture and just try my best and I'll need to be fit enough to be able to go on the road. That's it.
However, Nadal did not appear to be optimistic about his chances at Turin and said that it's "difficult to imagine that I will be able to enter the World Tour Finals in shape in good enough condition for winning a competition such as this one which I've yet to have a chance to win throughout my professional tennis.