The Kiwi and his American partner Ryan Harrison have lost in straight sets.
The kiwi doubles ace and partner Ryan Harrison have overcome the sixth-seeds at the ATP finals.
Karen Khachanov and Hyeon Chung have signed to play at the ASB Classic.
The Spaniard's has ensured he'll crown his remarkable comeback in 2017 by finishing at the top of the ATP rankings.
Canadian Denis Shapovalov will be making his way to Auckland for January's tournament.
Americans Jack Sock and Lauren Davis will be back in 2018.
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It was Federer's fourth win of the year against Nadal.
The Spaniard's 15th straight win has seen him draw level with Andre Agassi for Open Era victories.
The infamous Aussie left the match and never returned.
The seven-time grand slam winner won't be making another appearance at the ASB Classic in January.
Caroline Wozniacki has made a final and semi-final in two previous visits.