Paris: World No.3 Spaniard Rafael Nadal Friday withdrew from the ATP Paris Masters, slated for next week, for personal reasons, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) announced.
The 28-year-old joined US Open champion Marin Cilic of Croatia and World No.13 Ernests Gulbis of Latvia, both of whom pulled out of the tournament due to injuries, reports Xinhua.
French Open champion Nadal has already booked a place in the season-ending World Tour Finals in London next month.
The Spaniard also needed treatment for appendicitis this month in Shanghai. U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic and Ernests Gulbis also withdrew. Cilic has a right-arm injury and Gulbis a right-shoulder injury.
The three will be replaced by Pablo Andujar of Spain, Jerzy Janowicz of Poland and Vasek Pospisil of Canada