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Rafael Nadal worried about his fitness after Paris quarter-final exit

Rafael Nadal worried about his fitness after Paris quarter-final exit

Rafael Nadal isn’t confident about World Tour Finals after suffering Paris Masters defeat to Tommy Robredo

Rafael Nadal won the French Open two weeks ago

Rafael Nadal will be looking to build on his good week at the Masters when he plays defending champion Tommy Robredo on Saturday, but has revealed he is worried about whether he will be fit enough to compete after his Paris quarter-final exit.

The world number two was forced to withdraw from the Paris Masters citing a muscle injury after his opening round defeat to Dominic Thiem, and Nadal has now been forced to miss out on the World Tour Finals, which will also feature the current world number two and fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

“I don’t know what time I will be in the locker room tomorrow, and I don’t know what I should do if I’m not in the locker room,” Nadal told BBC Sport, before adding: “I hope I have recovered from my injury to be able to race tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, defending champion and World Number One Djokovic has also been struggling with a muscle injury but is hopeful he will be able to continue a winning run with his ranking status intact.

The two-time French Open champion and number two seed revealed he had a serious injury, which he did not want to reveal.

“I have an injury, a muscle strain, which has been bothering me for the last couple of weeks and unfortunately it made me unable to travel with the team,” he said.

“I am optimistic about being able to compete tomorrow. The rest of the week I will be recovering so that, hopefully, I will be able to compete on the court.”

Djokovic’s withdrawal has also left World Number One Rafael Nadal looking for new competition for his French Open title defence

Despite skipping a week due to a lengthy recovery from his shoulder injury, Nadal has played a handful of matches in the last few weeks, including at the Qatar Open, and is hopeful he will be in better form come the week after his victory at Queen’s Club.

“I’m still recovering, I haven’t seen the conditions, or played the matches, and am still in a good level for Roland Garros, and then I’ll have another few

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