Nadal quits Masters 1000 of Paris and Djokovic will be new number 1

Rafael Nadal has announced his withdrawal from the Masters 1000 of Paris before making his debut in the competition, which ensures that Serbian Novak Djokovic will be the new number 1 in the world when the next ATP ranking is published on Monday.

"I felt something in my abdomen a few days ago, especially during a service. The doctors told me not to play, said the Spanish, who has not been on the court since leaving his US Open semi-final match in early September.

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