Rafael Nadal’s season isn’t over, according to coach Carlos Moya, who says the Spaniard plans to play both the Paris Masters and the ATP Finals in Turin.
There were doubts about whether the 36-year-old, who recently become a father, would play any more tournaments this season, having recently revealed he re-aggravated an abdominal injury at the US Open. He has not competed since, except for a Laver Cup appearance alongside the retiring Roger Federer in doubles.
But Moya told Spain’s IB3 that Nadal is aiming to be back on the courts for Bercy prior to the ATP Finals, two events he has not won in his illustrious career.
“It is better to arrive in Turin with matches because the conditions will be similar,” said Moya.
Nadal returned from injury to win the Australian Open and French Open this season and extend his Grand Slam singles title count to a record 22, but also experienced frequent injuries that kept him off the courts.
The world No. 2 plans to play a series of exhibitions in Latin America during the offseason.