Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Sport Tennis

Ferrer out after injury

Published 29/06/2015

David Ferrer, James Ward's scheduled first-round Wimbledon opponent and a possible opponent for Andy Murray in the quarter-finals, pulled out yesterday with an elbow injury.

It ends the Spaniard's run of 50 consecutive appearances in Grand Slam tournaments, which is bettered by only four other players.

The No 8 seed's withdrawal leaves Rafael Nadal (10th) as the next highest ranked player in Murray's quarter of the draw.

Ferrer's replacement is Luca Vanni.

The 30-year-old Italian, who is three places below Ward at No 113 in the world rankings, lost to the Londoner in their only previous meeting, at a Futures clay-court tournament in Italy seven years ago.

Belfast Telegraph

How to Complain

If you have a complaint about the editorial content of the Belfast Telegraph or Sunday Life then contact the Editor here. If you are not satisfied with the response provided then you can contact the Independent Press Standards Organisation here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph