Nadal, who pulled out of the Mexican Open in Acapulco earlier this week, continues to be hindered by a hip injury that has plagued him for several months.
This will mark the second consecutive week Nadal has withdrawn from an event.
Spain's tennis great Rafael Nadal has announced that his lingering hip injury will prevent him from playing in this month's Indian Wells Masters and Miami Open tournaments, adding that his goal is to recover in time for the clay-court season.
"I am sure that it is just a little disheartening more than anything else". The Spaniard closed the year with six titles and took his tally of slams to 16 by winning the US Open to complete a fascinating year for the 31-year-old. "I always try to [play] until the last moment, but I can't".
"He is obviously one of the most determined competitors that the game has ever seen and I expect him to be a force on the clay".
"When you look at Rafa's numbers on clay past year in terms of how he was hitting the ball, speed and placement - it was his best clay court season ever".
Courtois' agent denies meeting with PSG
But Courtois has always spoken about returning to Spain, and a move to Real Madrid would appeal to him immensely. A potential move by PSG would hamper any plans Real Madrid had of making a summer move.
A three-time victor in the dessert, Nadal fell to Roger Federer in the round of 16 a year ago.
Nadal hopes to be ready to defend his French Open crown in June as he looks to win his 11th title at Roland Garros. "It was certainly his best Roland Garros ever", Petchey told Sky Sports.
Nadal withdrew from this week's Mexico Open due to the ailment.
"Coming back from a big surgery is complicated and after having played a few tournaments I have discussed with my team that it is best for me to build on the progress and go back to practice", said Wawrinka.
"Clay is obviously a lot softer and kinder on his body than other surfaces".