Well ... it's not exactly come as a surprise, but today via the ATP website, Rafa announced that he would not be participating in Paris or the World Tour Finals in London.
"It’s disappointing for me to miss the last two tournaments of the season in Paris and London, but it doesn't come as a surprise. I will hopefully resume my tennis practice soon since I am making good progress with my recovery from injury. I am not ready to compete in time for these events so I will continue my recovery in Mallorca and work hard to be back as soon as possible."
How long ago is it now since Toni gave his last "10-15 days to resume practice" quote. Exactly.
But it's comforting news to hear that he's making good progress, and we'll just carry on doing what we've been doing of late. Wait till he's ready ...