Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts during his singles match against Belgium's David Goffin on day two of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament at the O2 Arena in London on November 13, 2017. / AFP / Glyn KIRK
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Rafael Nadal's dramatic withdrawal from the ATP Finals in London leaves Roger Federer as the only megastar standing at a tournament now looking seriously short of star power.With Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray sidelined through injury, Federer is the only genuine star left in London and is the clear favorite to lift his seventh year-end title at the grand old age of 36 .Nadal has had a remarkable year after missing a significant chunk of 2016 through injury, winning a 10th French Open title, cruising to victory at the U.S. Open and regaining the world No. 1 spot.The Spaniard is the only one of the "Big Four" never to have won the ATP Finals and has pulled out a number of times previously before the event, which is played on a fast indoor surface rather than his favoured clay. And his exit deprives the event of the chance of a dream final with Federer, which would have given Nadal the chance to hit back after four straight defeats to his eternal rival this year.World No. 3 Zverev, 20, has set tongues wagging having won five tournaments this year, including beating Federer in the final of the Rogers Cup in Canada.
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