Nadal pulls out of China Open & Shanghai Masters with knee injury

The knee problem that forced Rafael Nadal to retire from the US Open semifinals will keep him out of the China Open and Shanghai Masters.

World number one Rafael Nadal   -  Getty Images

World number one Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the China Open and the Shanghai Masters due to a knee injury. Nadal retired from his US Open semifinal against Juan Martin del Potro last month with the issue and subsequently pulled out of representing Spain in the Davis Cup semifinals.

The 32-year-old, who won the China Open and was a runner-up to Roger Federer in Shanghai in 2017, has struggled with tendinitis throughout his career and has decided in conjunction with his team to extend his time away from the court.

 

 

The next tournament Nadal is scheduled to compete in is the Paris Masters, which is set to start on October 29.