Juan Martin del Potro official withdrew from the ATP Finals due to a knee injury. The fourth-ranked Del Potro hasn’t played in a month since suffering the injury in Shanghai.
“It’s frustrating for me not to be able to compete in London,” said Del Potro. “It’s a very special tournament and I’ve tried everything possible to get my knee better. The rehabilitation is making good progress, but I need more time. Of course, it’s disappointing for me right now, but I had a very good season overall.”
Del Potro has played the ATP Finals four times, making the finals in 2009 and most recently qualified in 2013 failing to make it out of the group stage.
No. 9 Kei Nishikori will take the Argentine’s spot. Nishikori will appear for a fourth time in the year-end event. He’s twice made the semifinals.
Should Rafael Nadal be unable to go, John Isner would be next in line. The American is also invited to serve as an alternate.
As of Saturday evening, the 8 are as follow:
1 Novak Djokovic
2 Rafael Nadal
3 Roger Federer
4 Alexander Zverev
5 Kevin Anderson
6 Marin Cilic
7 Dominic Thiem
8 Kei Nishikori
9 John Isner
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