Almagro pulls out of Australian Open with shoulder injury

MELBOURNE Wed Jan 8, 2014 7:38pm EST

Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates after winning against Alejandro Falla of Colombia at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 23, 2010. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

Spain's Nicolas Almagro celebrates after winning against Alejandro Falla of Colombia at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne January 23, 2010.

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, seeded 13th in the men's draw, has pulled out of the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury, organizers 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"Disappointed to confirm that Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the #ausopen due to an ongoing shoulder injury.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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