NADAL QUITS AF­TER PAINFUL DE­FEAT

Spa­niard with­draws from ATP Fi­nals due to trou­ble­some knee

New Straits Times - - Sport -

LONDON of the tour­na­ment.

“My sea­son is fin­ished. I had a 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,” Nadal, whose right knee flared up at the re­cent Paris Masters, said.

The Mal­lor­can, whose ca­reer has been plagued by ten­donitis, made a stun­ning come­back from a wrist in­jury this year when he reached the Aus­tralian Open fi­nal, then claimed a 10th French

Rafael Nadal greets his fans af­ter the match against David Gof­fin in the ATP Fi­nals in London on Mon­day. EPA PIC

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