Rafael Nadal unsure about playing in Shanghai

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Rafael Nadal unsure about playing in Shanghai

Rafael Nadal hosted the Spanish media in Manacor on Tuesday to speak about his schedule for the rest of the season. He may skip the Rolex Shanghai Masters. "It's difficult to speak about it", said Nadal. "This year I only played nine tournaments and I do not know how many I will have played once I end the year.

I am reducing my schedule also thank to the results I am getting. After the match I went straight forward to the airplane and I did not have time to speak with my team. I have to wait for a few more days to see how my body evolves.

My immediate schedule is to play the Laver Cup. Then I do not know. I should speak with the team. It's clear that the ATP Finals and Paris Bercy are on the calendar. Asia is up in the air." On next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo, Nadal added: "In tennis it's not like swimming where Games are a marked event during the year.

We have other events that are as important as the Olympics, which makes our calendar very complicated because they are also in Tokyo. After Wimbledon we usually have a time off and this time due to Olympics we will have very less rest.

Then we have the American swing on hard court and the US Open. It's a particular year. The important thing is to take correct decisions. Everyone knows what the Olympic Games represent for me and I will do as much as possible to try to prepare as best as possible.

But it's clear that the Games, both mentally and physically, are a tournament that requires a lot, even more if you want to play different draws. I will try to do my best to get there being ready."