David Nalbandian

Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters with right knee injury

Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters on Friday because of a right knee injury, putting in doubt his participation in the ATP finals.

The top-ranked Spaniard, who had his knee taped during the third set of his third-round win over Pablo Cuevas, said he wouldn't be able to play Serbian qualifier Filip Krajinovic.

"I have to pull out. Of course it's a very tough decision for me, especially here in Paris, which has been the most important city in my career without a doubt," said Nadal, a 10-time French Open champion. "It's a tough situation but I tried my best ... I did one treatment yesterday night to try and play today."

He didn't say whether...

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