Djokovic back at No. 1; replaces Nadal, whose season is over

Annabel Croft I think Rafael Nadal will play the ATP Finals

Nadal said on Twitter on Monday that he was still bothered by the stomach muscle issue that forced him to withdraw from last week's Paris Masters and opted to have ankle surgery now in preparation for 2019.

But he regrouped, romped to a fourth Wimbledon title the following month, a 32nd Masters in Cincinnati and then a third triumph at the US Open in September. Djokovic, Federer, Zverev, Anderson, Cilic, Thiem, Nishikori and Isner are the eight aspirants to win the Finals.

"I'm very, very happy and proud about it".

"Five months ago, if you told me that.it was highly improbable at that time, considering my ranking and the way I played and felt on the court".

Nadal also announced that he is undergoing a minor ankle procedure, although he made sure to point out that it would not have prevented him from playing at the O2 Arena and is doing it now only because he has time off as a result of the other injuries.

Nadal has only been able to take up his hard won place at the Finals three times in the past seven years - and last season was far from fit as he pulled out after just one match.

Nadal follows Juan Martin del Potro as the second player to have qualified to be forced to withdraw through injury, with world No 10 Isner, 33, set to now make his debut in London. Roger Federer has a big serve too'.

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But nobody could question his courage at the 2012 Australian Open, when he beat Nadal in the longest Grand Slam final of all time, a draining 5hr 53min epic.

Nadal lost only four matches this year out of 49.

Once again we find ourselves wondering what shape Nadal will be in for next season.

Khachanov will rise to world number 11 on Monday and becomes the first Russian since Nikolay Davydenko in 2009 to win a Masters 1000 title.

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

"What Novak has achieved this season has to go down as one of the great sporting comebacks", ATP Executive Chairman Chris Kerned said.

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