Almagro withdraws from Sydney event with injury

AFP| Updated: Jan 01, 2014, 10:23 AM IST

Sydney: Spaniard Nicolas Almagro has pulled out of next week`s Sydney International with an injury, organisers said on Wednesday.

World number 13 Almagro has suffered a shoulder injury ahead of the year`s opening Australian Open Grand Slam starting in Melbourne on January 13.

"Unfortunately, Nicolas Almagro has been forced to pull out of Sydney with a shoulder injury," tournament director Craig Watson said.

"We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for a successful Australian Open."