Tennis

Published: Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 11:43:10 PM
Updated: Thursday June 19, 2014 MYT 11:43:10 PM

Almagro out of Wimbledon with foot injury

Nicolas Almagro of Spain returns the ball to Andy Murray of Britain during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament May 7, 2014. REUTER/Susana Vera

Nicolas Almagro of Spain returns the ball to Andy Murray of Britain during their match at the Madrid Open tennis tournament May 7, 2014. REUTER/Susana Vera

LONDON (Reuters) - Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, the 25th seed, has withdrawn from next week's Wimbledon championships with a foot injury, organisers said on Thursday.

The 28-year-old claycourt specialist's withdrawal means Canadian Vasek Pospisil now takes a seeded spot in the draw which takes place on Friday.

He will be seeded 31, ahead of original 32nd seed Dmitry Tursunov, owing to a better grasscourt record.

Almagro has reached the Wimbledon third round on four occasions.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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