Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the 2012 Toronto Masters due to ongoing knee tendonitis.
Nadal is a two-time winning of the Canadian Masters (or the Rogers Cup as it is otherwise known).
The Spaniard's first success at the tournament came back in 2005 when as a teenager, most were dismissing him as merely a clay-court player. However, Nadal proved he could cut it on the faster hard courts, beating a 35-year-old Andre Agassi in the final.
Three years later, Nadal sealed another Rogers Cup victory to add to the French Open and Wimbledon titles he'd already won in 2008. However, he won't be able to add to his tally this year as the tendonitis which kept him out of the London 2012 Olympic Games is still keeping him sidelined.
Writing on his Facebook page, Nadal said: Hi all, wanted to let you know that I won’t be playing Toronto this year.
"I am not ready to play and I hope to be back in 2014 at that great tournament that has always treat me very well. I am continuing with my recup and practice. Thanks!"
Nadal isn't the only top player from the ATP Tour to withdraw from the Toronto Masters. Coming just a week after the Olympics, a lot of players are opting to take the week off to rest and properly acclimatise before competing in Cincinnati.
David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco and Gael Monfils have already confirmed they will not be taking part.