Rafael Nadal’s chances of ending 2022 as world No 1 helped by Novak Djokovic in Paris | Tennis | Sport

The injury proved costly for Alcaraz, who announced on Saturday that he had torn his abdomen and would be sidelined for six weeks, ruling him out of both the ATP Finals and the Davis Cup Finals. While Nadal had a shot at the top ranking, he said he wasn’t interested in fighting to be world No 1 anymore.

“Something that I said since long time ago: I will not fight anymore to be No 1,” the 36-year-old said when he arrived in Paris-Bercy. “I did in the past. I achieved that goal a couple of times of my career that I have been very, very happy and proud about achieving that. But I am in a moment of my tennis career that I don’t fight to be No 1.”