A deliberate exhibition fit between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal in Saudi Arabia has been known as off as a result of the Spaniard’s ankle damage.
The global’s best two ranked avid gamers had been because of meet in Jeddah on 22 December.
There have been requires the fit to be cancelled after the homicide of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.
The Saudis admit Khashoggi was once killed in their consulate, and Turkish officers consider he was once choked to demise and his frame dismembered.
World primary Djokovic stated closing month that he and Nadal would decide “soon” after they had extra details about the location.
The Serb informed BBC Sport on Friday: “Nadal is injured, so the match is not happening this year.”
Nadal pulled out of the ATP Tour finals in London after having surgical operation on his ankle closing week.
Other sports activities occasions have taken position in Saudi Arabia since Khashoggi was once killed, such as Brazil’s soccer world in opposition to Argentina on 16 October.