Tennis world number 2, Rafael Nadal has officially confirmed that he has undergone a successful surgery on his ankle injury.
But that is on the back of the Spanish tennis legend having decided to pull out of the ATP Finals.
He has, however, since undergone an operation on his ankle and after which he has since left the medical centre.
Meanwhile, US Open and Wimbledon champion, Novak Djokovic replaced Nadal as World No 1 after finishing second in Paris Masters.
The Spaniard pulled out of the Paris Masters which ended only over the weekend due to a severe abdominal injury.
And after failing to make a recovery in time, he has now decided to formally withdraw from next week’s competition.
In a post which he made on his official Facebook page, Nadal said: “It has been a complicated year.
“It was very good at the tennis level when I was able to play.
“And at the same time, it was very bad as far as injuries are concerned.
“I have done everything possible to reach the end of the season in good condition.
“That is both in Paris and London, doing things well and I really wanted to play.
“Unfortunately, I had the abdominal problem in Paris last week.
“And in addition, I have a free body in the ankle joint I had to remove in the operating room.
“It is true that we had detected it for a long time and from time to time, it bothered me.
“However, since the problem in the abdominal muscle also prevents me from playing in London, we took advantage.
“That is of the moment to remove the free body and avoid future problems.
“In this way, I hope to be in full condition for the next season,” he summed up.
Nadal pulls out of Paris Masters
Rafael Nadal has forcefully pulled out of the Paris Masters as a result of an injury which he picked up.
Nadal has withdrawn from the top tennis tourney due to an abdominal injury but Roger Federer has made it through.
It implies the 31-year-old Novak Djokovic will replace him as world number one when the rankings come out on Monday.
Earlier on Wednesday, though, Federer made it through to the last 16 and that was without even playing.
And that was when Milos Raonic pulled out with an elbow injury of his own.