Nadal tops again

Rafael Nadal ensured he will end the year as world No. 1 with victory over Stanislas Wawrinka at the ATP World Tour Finals in London. 

The Spaniard, 27, won 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (8-6) to secure a semi-final place and guarantee he cannot be overtaken by world No. 2 Novak Djokovic. 

It will be the third time Nadal – who called it “the perfect scenario” – has finished a year top of the rankings. 

Nadal has admitted he doubted whether he would ever recapture his best form when he was forced out of the sport for seven months with a serious knee injury. 

Since returning in February, his results have been spectacular. 

He arrived in London with a career-best record of 72 wins and six losses for the year, 10 tournament victories and Grand Slam titles at the French and US Opens that took his tally of majors to 13 – four behind all-time leader Roger Federer. 

Nadal has admitted he doubted whether he would ever recapture his best form when he was forced out of the sport for seven months with a serious knee injury. 

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Rafael Nadal had feared injury would mean he was finished. – PHOTO: AP
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