Paris - World number two Rafael Nadal of Spain said on Thursday he will not be playing in the Paris Masters at the Bercy stadium next week.
With the London ATP World Tour Finals season-ender and also the Davis Cup final coming up Nadal said on his Facebook page he would be skipping Paris with regret.
"Hi all. I won't be playing this upcoming week the tournament in Paris Bercy. It's been a difficult decision to take but I understand that it is what I need to do right now to prepare well for the end of this season and also for 2012," said Nadal.
"I hope I can be back in 2012 to that great event in the most beautiful city in the world, and hopefully try to win it one day."
Nadal was 20007 finalist but skipped Bercy last year.