Rafael Nadal has announced he has withdrawn from the ATP Finals due to a knee injury.
I am off, my season is finished.
I had the 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.
But I am really not ready to play, no? I really fighted a lot during the match, but knowing that probably was a big chance to be the last match of the season. That what’s going to be.
Well, is not a decision at all. Is about the pain. I cannot hold with enough power to keep playing. I tried, but seriously was miracle to be very close in the score during the match. It really doesn’t make sense.
I knew during the match. It was a decision I took during the match. Even winning, even losing, I was going to pull out.
After the year I’ve had, I don’t deserve to feel like that on court for two more days.
I had a great season, I’m not going to cry.
I’m going to work hard… to keep being at the top and fighting for the most important things.
Thank you and Merry Christmas, everyone.
Our champ finishes the season with a 67-11 win-loss record and 6 titles.
Sources: PA, Metro, ATP World Tour