Johannesburg: World number one Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week`s Swiss Indoors tournament in Basel, saying that his tiring schedule in recent weeks is the reason for this decision.
According to Sport24, the Spaniard has had a remarkable year, winning 10 titles including the French and US Opens to reclaim his spot as the number one player in the world.
He wrote on his Facebook page that he was sorry to announce that he would not travel to Basel in Switzerland as after some very exhausting weeks, he had to regroup his fitness and his body, adding that he would do his best to come back to the Swiss Indoors next year.
However, the first signs that his demanding season may be starting to take its toll came in his recent tour of China where he was beaten in the final of the China Open by Novak Djokovic and then comprehensively defeated by Juan Martin del Potro in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters last week, the report said.
Nadal is expected to return to action at the Paris Masters at the end of the month ahead the season ending World Tour Finals in London in November, the report added.