Rafael Nadal misses ATP World Tour Finals AGAIN: World No 1 has terrible record Nadal first earned the right to play in the year-end competition in 2005 as the No 2 seed but pulled out with a foot injury. And it became a theme of Nadal’s career that the end of the year would often see him no longer able to compete at the highest level due to injury. He missed the 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016 editions with knee (twice), appendix and wrist injuries before this latest withdrawal after just one match. It means that in total Nadal has qualified for each of the last 13 ATP World Tour Finals but has either not played or pulled out through injury at six of those tournaments. The indoor surface is generally regarded as Nadal’s weakest set of conditions but even he yesterday bemoaned his own bad luck in missing the same competition so often. “It is an event I missed too many times in my career,” Nadal said. “But thats how it work, my career, at the same time. “I feel very lucky about all the things that are happening to me. “But in the other hand, it is true that I am probably the top player that had more injuries and more troubles in the careers of everyone. “It is always about this challenge. “But I am used to this and I know what I have to do. I think I am ready to do it.”.