Rafael Nadal will be fit for ATP Finals in London, says coach Carlos Moya
"Rafa will be competitive in London because it's the only big tournament he hasn't won"
By Joe Shread
Last Updated: 08/11/17 4:16pm
World No 1 Rafael Nadal will be fit for the ATP Finals in London next week, according to his coach Carlos Moya.
There have been concerns over Nadal's fitness after he withdrew from the Paris Masters last week with a knee injury.
However, scans on his existing tendon injury show that it has not become any worse, and Moya has now confirmed that Nadal will be at the tournament, which begins on Sunday.
He said: "Rafa is fine, the knee is okay. He stopped just to take no risks.
"Rafa will be competitive in London because it's the only big tournament he hasn't won."
The ATP Finals have been ravaged by injury this year, which would have made Nadal's withdrawal even worse for the tournament organisers.
Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic have all been ruled out of this year's tournament due to various injury problems.
His rivals' fitness issues, as well as his own excellent form, has seen Nadal rise to the year-end No 1 ranking for the fourth time in his career.
His ranking comes on the back of a remarkable year in which he returned from months of injury problems in 2016 to win the French Open and US Open.
For Moya - who began working with his fellow Mallorcan a year ago - Nadal's success has come as no surprise.
He said: "I expected Rafa to be number one again. I'm not surprised because I've seen him training as usual with lots of passion.
"His tennis and his mind has taken him to number one."
Sky Sports will have all the action from the Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan this week.
The season-ending extravaganza ATP Finals at London's O2 in November ends another memorable year which will be covered via our website www.skysports.com/tennis with live blogs and updates as the season reaches its climax.
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