(October 18, 2013) World No. 1 Rafael Nadal announced on his Facebook page that he will not play the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel, Switzerland next week. He posted the following on Facebook:
Hola a todos, deciros que siento mucho anunciar que no viajare a Suiza, al torneo de Basilea, ya que después de estas ultimas semanas de mucha intensidad, tengo que cuidar mi salud y mi preparación física. Espero poder estar en el Swiss Indoors el año que viene.
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. I will do my best to come back to the Swiss Indoors next year.
With his pullout, Juan Martin Del Potro will become the top seed in the event. Roger Federer who was born in Basel is the third seed in the tournament.