Moya, Chela withdraw from Wimbledon

Updated: 22 June 2008 06:42 IST

Carlos Moya of Spain and Argentine pair Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco are among the first players to withdraw from Wimbledon due to injuries.

Moya, Chela withdraw from Wimbledon

London:

Former top-ranked Carlos Moya of Spain and Argentine pair Juan Ignacio Chela and Juan Monaco are among the first players to withdraw from Wimbledon due to injuries.

The All England Club announced on Monday that 31-year-old Moya, who was ranked No. 1 in March 1999 but has slipped to No. 40 with recurring injuries, had an injured shoulder.

Moya, the 1998 French Open champion, had never advanced beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon but had only contested the grass-court championship twice in the previous six years. Of his 20 career titles, 16 are on clay and four on hard courts.

Chela also had a shoulder problem and Monaco had an injured back.

Argentines Martin Vassallo Arguello and Brian Dabul and Croatia's Roko Karanusic come into the main draw as replacements.

Japan's Akiko Morigami withdrew from the women's singles draw with an injured knee. Czech player Renato Voracova has replaced her in the draw.

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