Rafael Nadal commits to play the Paris Masters after deciding to extend his season

Rafael Nadal will continue his 2020 season after deciding to compete at the Paris Masters, report Spanish newspaper Marca.

Nadal won the French Open earlier this month to equal Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record.

After the final, though, he hinted he may be ready to put his 2020 season to bed and focus on an extended preparation for next season, which will likely start with a mandatory 14-day quarantine period before the Australian Open.

However, following consultation with his medical team, he has opted to return to Paris for the Paris Masters in November.

Despite his dominance on the clay in Paris, the Paris-Bercy Masters is one of only three Masters-level tournaments he has failed to win.

With defending champion Novak Djokovic deciding not to compete this year, though, Nadal may feel he has a good chance to add it to his collection.

Following Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal told the press of his scheduling: “I even don’t know my calendar.

“I don’t know what I going to do after here. I can’t tell you if I going to keep playing or not keep playing for the next couple of months.

“I am not sure if I am going to keep going on the normal calendar or if I stop playing until next year. Is something that I have to decide.

“It is just conversation I need to have with my family and team especially during the next couple of days.

“I am just doing my best to not make bad decisions. To make the right decisions, I need to think only about what I need to think.”

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