28 Nov 2009

Nadal crashes to third straight loss in London

8:34 am on 28 November 2009

Rafael Nadal's misery was complete on Saturday as he lost 7-6 6-3 to Novak Djokovic at the ATP World Tour Finals, meaning he will pack his bags for Spain having failed to win a solitary set in his three matches.

Djokovic kept alive his hopes of reaching the semi-finals, but he will have to wait until Nikolay Davydenko takes on already qualified Swede Robin Soderling in the final round-robin match before knowing if his two Group B victories will be enough.

Davydenko will squeeze out Serbia's Djokovic should he beat Soderling by virtue of a better sets win/loss ratio.

In Group A, which concluded on Friday in confusing circumstances, when three players ended with almost identical records, world number one Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro moved through to the semi-finals.