Tennis - Nishikori withdraws from Wimbledon with calf injury

Japan's Kei Nishikori prepares to return against Italy's Simone Bolelli during their men's singles first round match on day one of the 2015 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 29, 2015. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE -- AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (AFP Photo/LEON NEAL)

- Japan's fifth seed Kei Nishikori pulled out of Wimbledon after a calf injury prevented him from playing his second round clash. Nishikori was scheduled to face Colombia's Santiago Giraldo for a place in the last 32. The 25-year-old first suffered the injury in Halle last month when he was forced to retire in the semi-finals. He had needed five sets to beat Simone Bolelli in the first round at Wimbledon on Monday and felt the injury again. "It got worse in the fifth set of that match, it hurt so much," said Nishikori. "It hurt to walk and run today so I decided not to play."

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