Nadal explains Abu Dhabi absence

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Nadal explains Abu Dhabi absence

He is the current world No. 4 in men's singles tennis.

Nadal won his first Grand Slams since 2014 with a record-breaking 10th French Open title and a third US Open title.

Despite the video being seven years old, fans are still completely in love with it.

There were concerns about his fitness heading into the World Tour Finals last month, and they were proved to be justified after he withdrew following his opening match against David Goffin with an injury. EPA/JuanJo MartinRafael Nadal of Spain returns to Karen Khachanov of Russian Federation in their third round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 07 July 2017.

Spanish sports daily AS reported that Nadal had to halt his planned training schedule in his native Mallorca this week to seek medical attention in Barcelona due to the niggling knee injury.

"He still isn't ready to practice with me", Sousa is supposed to have said, according to Portuguese journalist Jose Morgado.

Nadal is slated to make a comeback at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, beginning December 29. Throughout the past year, Zverev even saw wins over several top players in men's singles tennis.

Andy Murray slides to reach a ball during the 2016 Australian Open final. "I think it's the most special achievement for me".

But it seems there is something to it, as Nadal also is out of Abu Dhabi.

But the Serb is buoyant after a pre-Christmas training block in Monte Carlo with his new-look coaching team headed by Radek Stepanek and motivating mentor Andre Agassi. On the women's side, Serena Williams' return for the Melbourne Grand Slam remains in doubt, Victoria Azarenka pulled out of Auckland and US Open champion Sloane Stephens is out of Brisbane. For this reason, I have sadly announced to the organisers and now to you fans that I won't play this time in Abu Dhabi.

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