Nadal pulls out
Rafael Nadal pulled out of the season-ending ATP Finals in London yesterday after being hampered by a knee injury during his round-robin defeat by Belgian David Goffin. ‘‘I’m not ready to play . . . I fought a lot knowing it was my last match of the season,’’ the world No 1, who had also quit midway through the Paris Masters tournament two weeks ago, said following his 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-4 defeat by Goffin. The 31-year-old claimed the French and US Open trophies this year to increase his grand slam haul to 16 titles.