"Maybe I can play today, but the doctor says if I want to play the tournament, I want to try to win the tournament, the abdominal with break for sure".
Saudi Arabia has faced criticism following the recent death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government who was killed at the country's consulate in Istanbul in October.
When asked about his prospects for London - a tournament he has already missed six times because of injury - Nadal replied "I am very sorry but I can not answer you. I hope things will clarify as soon as possible".
"Of course I know, I'm aware of what's happening, and it's sad, of course".
For Nadal, it is the second straight year he has withdrawn from the Paris indoor tournament and he is not sure if he will play at the season-ending ATP Finals in London, starting November 11.
They are set to battle for the world No.1 spot at the Paris Masters in France this week but the focus was on their lucrative contest on December 22.
Pakistan overturns Christian woman's blasphemy death sentence: court
She was asked to fetch water, but the Muslim women objected, saying that as a non-Muslim she was unfit to touch the water bowl. Asia Bibi, a mother of five, had been on death row since 2010, when Pope Benedict XVI joined in global calls for her release.
Historic Launch Of The First UAE-Made Satellite Is Successful
The UAE is now working towards sending its first Emirati astronaut to the International Space Station next year. A Japanese rocket successfully put the first satellite into orbit that was made by the United Arab Emirates .
Voting issues gain attention in Georgia
May provided Georgia's secretary of state office until noon Thursday to respond to her proposal before she enters an injunction. Voters must be allowed to have an attorney present their proof of identification if they can't go in person, the order says.
The 31-year-old spent 12 months struggling with an elbow injury which required surgery, but he has since recovered to win the last two Grand Slam titles.
Federer's only tournament victory in Bercy came in 2011. He reached the last-16 by defeating João Sousa on Tuesday.
"I decided I'm happy to be here and it has been a positive few days for my mental part too to be here again practicing with the guys". "I went and I did an ultrasound and MRI, and they found some kind of a lesion in the tricep".
"I can talk about a pain that bothers me overtime that I serve. I'm excited", he added, after winning the Swiss indoor championships in Basel on Sunday.
It has been a rapid, but rocky, ride back to the top for the man whose 14 Grand Slam titles put him behind only Nadal and Federer on the all-time list.
Improbable as it seemed when Novak Djokovic had elbow surgery in February then slumped into a crisis of confidence, the Serb was guaranteed a return to world number one on Wednesday.