BASEL Oct 28 Defending champion Roger Federer has decided to miss next week's Paris Masters, the world number one said on Sunday.
"It's just too much, I was trying to make up my mind and I had some little niggling stuff I didn't want to take a chance on," he told reporters after losing to Juan Martin del Potro in the Basel Open final.
"I feel very disappointed. I had one of the best weeks of my life there last year, but this is just a last-minute decision."
Rafa Nadal has also pulled out of the tournament as he continues to recover from a knee injury. (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Davis)