The first racket of the world Rafael Nadal refused to continue the fight for the ATP Finals in London.
In the first match of the group stage, Nadal three-set winner in the protracted battle lost to David Goffin (6:7, 7:6, 4:6). Shortly after the game the Spaniard in connection with a knee injury, received at the Masters in Paris, announced his departure from the capital of the UK.
“I would have withdrawn from the tournament, even if I won, because on the court I do not enjoy. In this state, the game does not bring happiness.
I didn’t come here to by luck win. I came to fight for victory in the tournament. Of course I’m upset, but I will not cry – the season was excellent” – quoted Nadal Sport360.com.
Place of Nadal in the group of Pete Sampras got to the Final tournament debutant Pablo Carreno Busta, who for the semi-finals we need to beat Grigor Dimitrov and Dominic Thiem.
Rafael Nadal for the eighth time competed at the Final tournament. The Spaniard has twice reached the finals, but never won the ATP Finals.
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