New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes on Tuesday replaced David Ferrer in the Punjab team of the Champions Tennis League.
World number 10 Ferrer withdrew from the league due to inflammation in his lower back. According to the organisers Paes will play men's doubles with Somdev Devvarman and the mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza, world number 22 from Spain.
"I am very happy to be a part of Champions Tennis League 2014 playing for the Punjab Marshalls. I am looking forward to a very competitive and challenging league format that will bring some of the best international tennis to different parts of the country. I look forward to playing with Somdev, Garbine and Greg, and together, I believe we will be a strong contender for the title," Paes said.
Vijay Amritraj, who has conceptualised the league, said,"I am truly delighted that our own Leader Paes will replace David Ferrer in CTL 2014 making a very strong Indian presence in the Punjab Marshalls team."