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Injured Nicolas Almagro to miss Wimbledon due to injury

Published 19/06/2014 | 13:28

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Nicolas Almagro...Spain's Nicolas Almagro eyes the ball as he plays defending champion compatriot Rafael Nadal during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament, Tuesday  June 3, 2008 at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Laurent Baheux)...S
Spain's Nicolas Almagro eyes the ball but has pulled out of Wimbledon

Spanish 25th seed Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from Wimbledon due to injury.

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The 28-year-old clay-court specialist was named among the seeds on Wednesday and in his absence Canadian 23-year-old Vasek Pospisil is promoted into the top 32.

Pospisil becomes the 31st seed, ahead of Russian Dmitry Tursunov, who has lost in the first round in four of the last five years.

The Wimbledon referees office announced: "Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the gentlemen's singles due to a foot injury."

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