In an interview, Rafael Nadal's doctor Angel Ruiz Cotorro spoke about the Spanish player's abdominal injury. Cotorro said: "It's distension and you have to heal it. This kind of injuries makes the movement on serve being complicated.
On Wednesday he had practiced. And... from Thursday or Friday, we will start serving again in order to be in a good condition on Monday(11th November) when he plays. But I do not know because there is the Davis Cup too. I have to speak with Sergi (Bruguera, Spanish Davis Cup team captain).
We need to go through an evaluation. There is no rupture, even if there could be a very small rupture if we look at it closely." “He is traveling there with the intention to play the ATP Finals,” said Benito Perez-Barbadillo.
“He would not be traveling there if he would not be able to play. He expects to be able to play now. We have to obviously wait and see every day, to see the evolution. Hopefully, on Monday, he will be playing." In an interview, the tournament director of the Mexican Open, Raul Zurutuza spoke about Roger Federer playing five exhibition matches in South America, including in Mexico City.
Zurutuza said: "We are convinced we will make a history in an event that will be one of the best we had in this country ever. This South American swing is connected to the funds he is raising for education in Africa. Mexico is on his schedule and hopefully, we can hold more events like this one. After four years of hard and hard work trying to bring Federer, it finally happened."