08 November, 2018
Rafael Nadal announced Monday he has cut his season short because of more health setbacks.
"I am writing to you to signal the end of the season", Nadal said in a tweet. "It was a hard year, very good at the tennis level when I was able to play and at the same time very bad in terms of injuries". Unfortunately, I had an abdominal problem in Paris last week and I also have a foreign body in the ankle joint that has to be removed through surgery.
Novak Djokovic returned to No. 1 on Monday after a two-year absence and is assured of becoming the first man in the history of the ATP rankings to finish a season at the top spot after being outside the top 20 during that season.
"Reflecting on what I've been through in the a year ago, it's quite a phenomenal achievement", said Djokovic, who was No. 2 last week and hadn't been No. 1 since November 2016.
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"This way I hope to be in full condition for next season", the Spaniard tweeted. I've been very close to making it for a number of years, but it just hasn't quite happened.
Meanwhile, Kei Nishikori has been drafted into the tournament following the withdrawal of Juan Martin del Potro due to a right knee injury. Djokovic, Federer, Zverev, Anderson, Cilic, Thiem, Nishikori and Isner are the eight aspirants to win the Finals.
Nadal withdrew from last month's Paris Masters with an abdominal muscle injury, meaning Novak Djokovic replaced him as world number one. But one of the least satisfying numbers, from the perspective of British tennis fans, will be his history of non-attendance at the ATP Finals.
Nadal had won a record-extending 11th French Open this year, and reached the semifinals at Wimbledon and US Open.