Rafael Nadal isn’t confident about World Tour Finals after suffering Paris Masters defeat to Kei Nishikori in Rome final
Nadal was the defending champion at the Open.
Nadal says he is still looking forward to playing Novak Djokovic in the World Tennis Championships final and believes there is no reason why he should not make the semis or finals if he is good enough to do it.
In the men’s singles, Nadal played the fourth round against David Goffin of Australia before being ousted 7-6 (7-1) 6-3 by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
The Spaniard, who started at 2-1 up in the match, was a set down against the world number four in the first set until he won three straight games.
He was down 5-1 in the second set before winning four of the next five games.
Nadal, who has now lost seven matches in a row, says he feels he still has “a lot to play for”.
“I’m always going to aim for victory at all times, I don’t know what I’m going to do in the rest of the matches,” he said.
“You don’t ever know when you’re going to play a match like this again, you never know. Just focus on that, don’t overthink.”
Nadal, who hasn’t reached the final since 2009, is now out of the French Open and will miss the grass-court season as he prepares for the World Championship.
The Spanish star, who has one other ATP Tour title to his name, has won five matches in the last four weeks and the Madrid Masters earlier this year to move into the top-10.
“Obviously I’m a little bit disappointed, but I think the last two matches have been like that,” he continued.
“I always have confidence, if I play well, I have confidence, and I have belief in myself.
“I think I have a lot to play for, and that doesn’t change for the rest of these matches.”
Nadal also believes his chances of making the top-10 of the ATP Rankings in the World Championships next week are very good.
But he adds he may not play in Rome during the clay-court season.
“I still hope to play in all the places I would