Rafael Nadal officially withdrew from Monday’s indoor event in Basel, Switzerland. After a long season and recent Asian stretch during which Rafa reached the Beijing final and Shanghai semis, Nadal posted on Facebook that his body needs a rest.
“Hi all, sorry to announce that I won’t travel to Basel in Switzerland but after very exhausting weeks I have to regroup my fitness and my body,” he wrote. “I will do my best to come back to the Swiss Indoors next year.”
The World No. 1’s absence from Basel moves defending champion Juan Martin Del Potro into the top seed position followed by Tomas Berdych. Roger Federer will be seeded No. 3.
Nadal is still expected to play the Paris Indoors in two weeks. If Rafa does well there he could clinch the year-end No. 1 ranking.
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