Spaniard David Ferrer has withdrawn from the 2015 Wimbledon with an elbow injury.
Eighth seed Ferrer was scheduled to face Britain’s James Ward, 28, in the first round, but will be replaced by a lucky loser from qualifying, Italy’s Luca Vanni.
World number seven Ferrer, 33, reached the quarter-finals at SW19 in 2013.
His exit opens up the draw for Rafael Nadal, who could have faced his fellow Spaniard in the fourth round, with a potential quarter-final against Britain’s Andy Murray for the winner.
Curled from the BBC.