Osaka embraces ‘special’ homecoming as New York heroics sink in
What’s next for Rafa?
The world No.1 has taken the precaution to miss the Beijing Open and the Shanghai Masters.
The Spaniard was forced to retire in his US Open semi-final facing Juan Martin del Potro and tendinitis in his right knee hasn’t sufficiently recovered.
Nadal will target returning to competitive action at the Paris Masters, hoping to build momentum for the ATP World Tour Finals, but his latest stint on the sidelines could really dent his chances.
However, the Roland Garros champion bounced back from injuries earlier in the campaign to rule in Paris, but it will be an almighty effort to finish the season on a high.