Paris Masters: Rafael Nadal Withdraws in Last Moment, Denis Shapovalov Faces Novak Djokovic in Final

first_imgParis: Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters through injury just minutes before the scheduled start of his semi-final against Denis Shapovalov on Saturday, leaving the Canadian to play Novak Djokovic in the final.Second seed Nadal could have secured the year-end world number one ranking by winning the Bercy title this week. Djokovic had beaten Grigor Dimitrov 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the first semi-final, but with an expectant crowd waiting in their seats for the second last-four match, it was announced that Nadal was out of the tournament.The 19-time Grand Slam champion will take over from Djokovic at the top of the world rankings next week, despite missing out on the chance to win a maiden title at Bercy.Four-time champion Djokovic will take on 20-year-old Shapovalov on Sunday. ATP TourDenis ShapovalovNovak DjokovicParis Masters First Published: November 2, 2019, 9:19 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img