‘Crocked’ Nadal ruled out of ATP London World Tour Finals due to chronic knee injury

London: Tennis ace Rafael Nadal has expressed his disappointment after being ruled out of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London with a chronic left knee problem.

The Spaniard has also withdrawn from the Paris Masters as he looks to regain full fitness for the start of 2013.

The announcement hasn’t come as a surprise, with the world number four having not played since his shock second-round loss to Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon in June.

Nadal missed the Olympics and the US Open after revealing he had a partial tear in his patella tendon, and it was always unlikely he would return during the indoor hard-court season.

“It`s disappointing for me to miss the last two tournaments of the season in Paris and London, but it doesn`t come as a surprise,” the Daily Mirror quoted Nadal, as saying.

“I will hopefully resume my tennis practice soon since I am making good progress with my recovery from injury,” he added.

“I am not ready to compete in time for these events so I will continue my recovery in Mallorca and work hard to be back as soon as possible,” he said.

ANI

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