Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of ATP Finals

Rafael Nadal has generated many remarkable statistics in his storied career.

Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the ATP Finals in London scheduled for next week due to an injury.

Nadal's place in the eight-man tournament in London goes to John Isner.

Novak Djokovic will face Alexander Zverev and Marin Cilic in the round-robin stage at the ATP Finals, while Roger Federer will get the chance to exact revenge on Kevin Anderson in London.

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Spaniard Nadal's withdrawal in Paris meant Djokovic returned to the top of the world rankings.

"Reflecting on what I've been through in the previous year, it's quite a phenomenal achievement", said Djokovic, who has knocked Rafael Nadal from the world top spot. "It's been a phenomenal return to form that would have been hard to imagine just six months ago", ATP executive chairman and president Chris Kermode said.

He should be feeling pretty good about his game right now and would be looking forward to reversing the results of his last year's showing in London where he was unable to win a match.

Armenian Karen Khachanov, a rising star in the world of Tennis from Russian Federation, defeated incoming world champion Novak Djokovic to win his first Masters 1000 title at the Paris Masters, reported the BBC.

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The big-serving American can beat anybody on his day as he has shown over the years and especially given his favored conditions, he would be looking forward to springing a couple of surprises.

It looks like the best possible draw for Federer, who has added another remarkable year, winning yet another Grand Slam in Australia.

Djokovic has gone 43-5 since, including Grand Slam titles at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open. I could very well be the underdog in every single match I play; that could be a good thing for me. "It is one of the biggest titles in my career so far", Khachanov said, as quoted by the Express. He was challenging for the number one spot with Novak Djokovic, who will now finish regardless as the number one player'.

He has had to pull out of 10 tournaments for a combination of hip, knee, stomach and ankle problems, as well as fatigue, and also had to retire through injury in his Australian Open quarter-final and US Open semi-final.

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