Nadal pulls out of ATP Finals with injury

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Nadal pulls out of ATP Finals with injury

Spain's Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after losing his singles match against Belgium's David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament. Credit: AFP.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal waves to the crowd after losing his singles match against Belgium’s David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament. Credit: AFP.    

World number one Rafael Nadal pulled out of the ATP Tour Finals on Monday after struggling with injury in his 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 defeat at the hands of David Goffin.

The Spaniard exited the Paris Masters earlier this month with a knee injury and appeared to be in pain towards the end of his opening match at the O2 Arena in London.

“No, I am off,” said Nadal. “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.”

“Is about the pain,” he added. “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.”

AFP

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