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WRIST INJURY FORCES RAFA NADAL OUT

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    October 7, 2019 2:50 AM EDT
    The left wrist injury that reduced Rafael Nadal’s participation at the
    Laver Cup will keep the Spaniard off the courts for a big longer.To get
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    On Friday, the Shanghai Rolex Masters announced Nadal has withdrawn from
    next week’s event. In a statement sent to the tournament director,
    Nadal said, “I had an inflammation on my left wrist during the Laver Cup
    and I haven’t had the time to recover and practice to be ready for this
    amazing event. I hope to be back in Shanghai for the 2020 tournament.”

    It marks the second consecutive year Nadal has been forced out of the
    ATP Masters 1000 event, after missing the 2018 edition due to a knee
    injury. Nadal, who won a record-extending 35th Masters 1000 crown with
    his Montreal triumph in August, misses an opportunity to add an elusive
    title to his trophy case after finishing as the Shanghai runner-up in
    2009 and 2017.



    The 33-year-old considerably expanded his lead over Novak Djokovic in
    the battle for year-end No. 1 by winning his 19th major title at
    Flushing Meadows over Daniil Medvedev. That effort widened the gap to
    1.960 points, but Djokovic is in prime position to chip away at it. The
    current world No. 1 is through to the semifinals of the ATP 500 event in
    Tokyo and has tasted victory four times in Shanghai, including last
    year.