Champions Tennis League: Leander Paes Replaces David Ferrer in Punjab Mashalls Line-up

David Ferrer pulled out of the inaugural Champions Tennis League due to a back injury. The six-team tennis league will start from November 17.

Updated: November 11, 2014 20:36 IST
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Leander Paes has been named as replacement for injured David Ferrer in the Punjab Marshalls team for the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL), starting November 17. Ferrer withdrew from the tournament due to an inflamed lower back.

An excited Paes believes Punjab will be a strong contender for the title.

"I am very happy to be a part of Vijay Amritraj's 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.

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