Rafael Nadal to skip tournaments in Asia due to knee injury

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Rafael Nadal made it official withdrawing from both Beijing and Shanghai events due to his right knee. He was also the runner-up in Shanghai and had lost the final to eventual victor Roger Federer in 2017.

Last year Nadal won the former event and finished runner-up at the latter.

Missing the two tournaments next month leaves the door open for Novak Djokovic to finish 2018 top of the ATP world rankings, despite another positive season for Nadal.

He has since been to see a specialist who advised him to miss the upcoming tournaments.

Nadal is sure to drop hundreds of ranking points due to his absence, while Djokovic will only gain after his own struggles this time previous year.

"Hello everyone, as you know I had to retire from the party of semi-finals in the US Open and this past Monday I was in Barcelona watching with doctors the situation of my knee", wrote Nadal.

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World number one Nadal impressed in NY before being forced to retire during his semi-final clash with Juan Martin del Potro.

'While the annoyances on my knee are nothing new, we have decided not to participate in the Asian tour to recover the way we have always done.

"I'm sorry for not being able to be with so many fans in China and with the organizers of the Beijing and Shanghai tournaments that have always been nice to me and my team".

He also reached the quarter-finals of the Australian Open this year, as well as the semi-finals at Wimbledon.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion has enjoyed an impressive year, winning the French Open for the 11th time and sealing victories at the Monte Carlo Masters, Italian Open and Canadian Open.

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