Last month, Nadal had announced the withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals citing a knee injury after he was defeated by
The injury had also forced him out of Paris Masters in November. The Spaniard was scheduled to return to court in the season-opening Brisbane International starting on January 1, but the injury forced him to pull out, reports the Guardian.
The Spaniard took to Twitter on Thursday to say, "I am sorry to announce I won't be coming to
Nadal had reached the semi-finals in
"I had a great time there and it was a great start to the month I spent in
However, the 16-times major winner indicated that he is intending to return to court for the Australian Open, at
"I will be seeing my Aussie fans when I land on the 4th in