(CNN)Rafael Nadal has prematurely ended his 2016 season in a bid to fully recover from a wrist injury that has hindered him this year. Nadal has been suffering problems with his left wrist since May when he pulled out of the French Open in the first week. "It is no secret that I arrived to the Olympic Games short of preparation and not fully recovered, but the goal was to compete and win a medal for Spain," Nadal said in a statement Thursday.
MOSCOW — Top-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova beat ninth-seeded Hungarian Timea Babos 7-5, 6-7 (2), 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the Kremlin Cup on Thursday to remain on course to claim the final spot in the WTA Finals. Kuznetsova will qualify for next week’s eight-player finals in Singapore only if she wins the Moscow tournament. Otherwise, the place will go to Britain’s Johanna Konta. The Russian jumped to a 3-0 lead over Babos in the final set and converted on her first match point. In the semifinals, Kuznetsova will meet fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, who eased past Croatia’s Ana Konjuh 6-1, 6-1. In other quarterfinal matches, Daria Gavrilova played seventh-seeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova,
David Goffin's push for an ATP World Tour Finals berth remains on course after the Belgian came from behind to secure a 5-7 6-1 6-3 victory over Marius Copil at the European Open on Friday. "He served some bombs," said Goffin. Kyle Edmund saw off Andreas Seppi 6-3 6-4 to reach his first ATP semi-final, where he will come up against French third seed Richard Gasquet - a 6-2 6-4 victor over Jan-Lennard Struff.