There are still many doubts about Rafael Nadal's appearance in the Rolex Shanghai Masters that is scheduled to take place from 6 to 13 October. The Manacor native, a two-time tournament finalist in 2009 and 2017, according to AS will not play the Chinese event due to a left hand injury that has been influencing him since the Laver Cup in Geneva where he was forced to withdraw on Sunday from a doubles match with Roger Federer and a singles match against Nick Kyrgios.
Anyways Nadal has no points to defend until the year ends as he did not play after the US Open in 2018. Interviewed by IB3 TV channel ahead of the Legends Cup in Mallorca, Nadal's coach Carlos Moya said Nadal is yet to take a decision on it.
If he doesn't play, the 19-time Grand Slam winner is set to compete again at the Rolex Paris Masters which starts on October 28. After, Nadal is committed to the ATP Finals in London, where he never won the title, and he would then conclude the season at the Davis Cup Finals in Madrid which commence on November 18.
Nadal will get married to his longtime girlfriend Maria Francisca Perello on October 19 and they had a pre-wedding honeymoon at The Bahamas. Nadal spoke about what makes the Chinese fans so special: "They are very passionate, no? Is great that we have good fans all around the world.
Tennis is a global sport, and I think that's one of the keys of our success, like, in sport. Here in this part of the world is good to be playing during some parts of the year, because the fans are very passionate and of course is special play in front of them."