Novak has withdrawn from the Mubadala WTC exhibition event due to pain in his right elbow. The Serbian star was scheduled to return to tennis on Friday, December 29, after being out of the game for nearly six months.
Organisers announced that the three-time champion had withdrawn from the MWTC due to fever.
World no.1 will return to Abu Dhabi for the season-opening Mubadala World Tennis Championship (1-3 January, 2015).
Nole will play Tsonga (def. Murray) in the semi-finals on December 27 (about 14.00 CET).