Nadal crashes as fit­ness fails

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Rafael Nadal pulled out of the ATP Fi­nals yes­ter­day, ad­mit­ting he had lost his fit­ness bat­tle af­ter crash­ing in three sets to David Gof­fin.

The world No.1 dug deep but was stunned 7-6 (7/5), 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 by Gof­fin in his open­ing match of the end-of­sea­son fi­nale.

“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.

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