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Rafael Nadal to return at Paris Masters, says coach


FILE PHOTO: Tennis - Laver Cup - Media Day - 02 Arena, London, England - September 22, 2022 European team Rafael Nadal during practice

FILE PHOTO: Rafael Nadal of Spain during practice. Reuters / Andrew Boyers

Coach Carlos Moya said that Rafa Nadal will return to play at the Paris Masters next week before qualifying for the ATP Finals at the end of the season.

Nadal has struggled with injuries this year, winning his 14th French Open title while competing with pain-relieving injections to deal with a chronic foot injury and being ruled out of Wimbledon due to an injury problem. belly.

After losing to Frances Tiafoe at the US Open in September, he said he needed to “fix things up” and was uncertain about when he would play again.

The Spaniard, who has won a record 22 men’s Grand Slam titles, paired Roger Federer in a doubles match at the Laver Cup last month before withdrawing from the tournament.

He also took time off to give birth to his first child with wife Mery Perello on October 8.

Moya confirmed that Nadal will use the Masters 1000 event in Bercy, where the world number two has never won, as part of his preparations for the ATP finals in Turin from November 13 to 20. .

Moya told IB3 TV: “Before going to Turin, you have to play matches in Paris.

“Rafa can compete anywhere and we go with hope and illusion.”

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