Rafael Nadal's frustrating 2016 season came to an end following a loss to Viktor Troicki at the Shanghai Masters on Oct. 12 and lingering wrist problems.
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Nadal Announces Return
Monday, Nov. 7
Nadal Comments on Injury
Thursday, Oct. 20
Nadal Unable to Shake Wrist Injury
The Spanish star has battled problems with that part of his body most of the year. He was forced to withdraw from the French Open before a third-round match against Marcel Granollers.
That injury also prevented Nadal from playing in Wimbledon and kept him on the shelf until the 2016 Rio Olympics in August. His left wrist was still causing him problems in Brazil, but he was able to reach the semifinals.
Nadal's physical decline has led to him dropping to eighth in the current ATP rankings. Given the problems he's had staying on the court, taking additional time off at the end of the year to prepare for 2017 was probably the best thing for his career.