Knee in­jury ends Nadal’s ATP Fi­nals run

The Morning Bulletin - - SPORT DIGEST -

TEN­NIS: World No.1 Rafael Nadal has pulled the pin on his sea­son af­ter a first-up de­feat in the ATP Fi­nals to Bel­gian David Gof­fin.

Nadal (pic­tured) lost 7-6 6-7 6-4 in London and after­wards ad­mit­ted he had lost his fit­ness bat­tle and would have to with­draw from the sea­son-end­ing tour­na­ment.

The Spa­niard came into the tour­na­ment af­ter pulling out of the Paris Masters with a knee in­jury, but af­ter ini­tially be­liev­ing he could get through the fi­nals, he had to ad­mit de­feat.

“No, I am off,” Nadal said. “My sea­son is fin­ished.

PHOTO: AP

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