Nadal hopes to test his injury luck in London

Rafael Nadal said on Tuesday he plans to go to London and try his luck after a weekend abdominal muscle tear which forced him to quit the Paris Masters.

The Spaniard posted his plans on social media:

“Hello everyone. Yesterday I had a resonance in Mallorca and despite having a small strain in the right abdominal, I will travel to London. Thursday or Friday I will start adapting to the service. The idea is to be able to play the #atpfinals in London. Thanks for the support!”

British media suggest that the 33-year-old who is fighting for year-end No. 1 status with Paris champion Novak Djokovic. will try his serve only later in the week,  after travelling to the capital.

Nadal said he felt abdominal pain during his morning warm-up prior to a Paris semi-final with Djokovic, resulting in the Spaniard withdrawing and heading home to Mallorca.

Nadal has never won the eight-man season-wrapup event, with his best finishes finals in 2010 and 2013.

Photo: Rafa Nadal addresses the media after pulling out of Paris Masters semi. Photo Anne Parker International Sports Fotos Ltd

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