Tennis

Published: Thursday January 9, 2014 MYT 9:02:01 AM
Updated: Thursday January 9, 2014 MYT 9:02:38 AM

Almagro pulls out of Australian Open with shoulder injury

Nicolas Almagro of Spain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song

Nicolas Almagro of Spain returns a shot during his men's singles tennis match against Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament in Shanghai October 11, 2013. REUTERS/Aly Song

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, seeded 13th in the men's draw, has pulled out of the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury, organisers said on Thursday.

"Disappointed to confirm that Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the #ausopen due to an ongoing shoulder injury. We wish him a fast recovery!" a post on the tournament's Twitter feed said.

Spain's number three player behind world number one Rafa Nadal and third-ranked David Ferrer, 28-year-old Almagro reached the quarter-finals at Melbourne Park last year.

(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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