Sport Nadal out of ATP Tour finals

02:01  14 november  2017
02:01  14 november  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Injured Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals

  Injured Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals Hampered by a knee injury his shock three-set loss to David Goffin on Monday, Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP Finals.World number one Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the ATP Finals due to a knee injury.

Rafael Nadal could have to sit out the ATP World Tour finals . Nadal , 31, withdrew from the Paris Masters just hours before his quarter- final clash with Filip Krajinovic today.

Nadal did say he felt OK after the match and was looking forward to London, but his place at the ATP Tour World Finals later this month is now in doubt. "I have to pull out . Of course it's a very hard decision for me," Nadal said.

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Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP World Finals because of a knee injury.

The world No 1 was stunned 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 by David Goffin in his opening match at the season-ending event on Monday as he sought to win the trophy for the first time.

It is the sixth time Nadal has withdrawn from this competition in 13 years and he will now be replaced by fellow Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta.

The Spaniard came into the tournament with doubts surrounding his fitness after pulling out of the Paris Masters through injury, but initially showed no obvious ill-effects during the round-robin encounter with Goffin.

Injured Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals

  Injured Nadal withdraws from ATP Finals Hampered by a knee injury his shock three-set loss to David Goffin on Monday, Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the ATP Finals.World number one Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from the ATP Finals due to a knee injury.

Roger Federer is confident that Rafael Nadal will play the ATP World Tour Finals . Nadal pulled out of the Paris Masters last week during the tournament because of a knee injury and today admitted he “cannot predict” how it will behave.

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ATP Tour Finals with a long-standing knee injury.

But by the end, the knee problem that had threatened his participation in London this week was clearly causing him pain and he confirmed his withdrawal immediately after the match.

Nadal said: "My season is finished. Yeah, I had the commitment with the event, with the city, with myself. I tried hard. I did the thing that I had to do to try to be ready to play. But I am really not ready to play.

"I cannot hold with enough power to keep playing. I tried, but seriously it was a miracle to be very close in the score during the match. It really doesn't make sense."

He was due to play Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem in the round-robin event.

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer discover ATP Finals fate after delayed draw .
Draw for the season-ending 2017 ATP World Tour finals in London was delayed after Boris Becker was caught in traffic.Initially due to be conducted at 08.15 GMT on BBC Radio 2's flagship Breakfast Show with Chris Evans, proceedings were eventually delayed by around 45 minutes due to Boris Becker - after whom Group B in the singles competition has been named after this year as the Finals Club continue their initiative to celebrate past champions - being caught in heavy traffic en route to the studio.

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