New Delhi: World No.10 David Ferrer of Spain Monday pulled out of the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) due to an inflamed lower back.
"I am sorry to tell my fans in India and in Punjab that I will not be able to play the Champions Tennis League in India. Over the last six weeks, my tournament schedule has been hectic and because of the many games I've played, a serious inflammation in the lower back has appeared," Ferrer said in a release. (See India Through my Eyes, Vijay Amritraj Tells Martina Hingis and Venus Williams)
"This prevents me from being able to compete at 100 percent. This injury will not allow me to perform to the best of my ability as I feel pain in my back and I need 10 to 15 days to recover."