Britta Steffen out of the Berlin FINA World Cup. From USA Today:
The two-time Olympic and world champion was scheduled to swim at a World Cup meet in Berlin on Nov. 14-15 and the European Championships in Istanbul in December.
Steffen says her preparations have not been up to her personal "high standards."
Paul Biedermann may skip Berlin as well. Hence, no rematch for Phelps. From AFP:
"... German swimmer Paul Biedermann has a thigh injury that could prevent him from facing Michael Phelps this month.
The short-course World Cup competition is Nov. 14-15 in Berlin. Biedermann beat Phelps in the 200-meter freestyle at the world championships in Rome in July. ..."