Australian Open: Nicolas Almagro out with shoulder injury

Melbourne: 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"Disappointed to confirm that Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the #ausopen due to an ongoing shoulder injury.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.