On Monday afternoon Rafael Nadal went under a successful arthroscopic surgery on his ankle. His doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro assured that everything went according to plan. On his Facebook page, Nadal announced his withdrawal from the ATP Finals in London: 'I am writing these words to announce the end of my season.
It has been a complicated year. I played at a very high level when I was able to compete, but at the same time, it was very bad as far as injuries are concerned. I have done everything possible to reach the end of the season in good condition, both in Paris and London, and I really wanted to play.
But unfortunately, I had an abdominal problem in Paris last week and, in addition, I have a [problem] with my right ankle joint that [required] an operation [today]. It is true that we have known about it for a while, and from time to time it bothered me.
However, since the problem with my abdominal muscle also prevents me from playing in London, we are taking advantage of the moment to remove the free body and avoid future problems. With this, I hope to be in full health for the next season.
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