Moya, Nishikori out; Lapentti in

Updated: August 10, 2009, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The U.S. Tennis Association says former No. 1 Carlos Moya of Spain is pulling out of the U.S. Open because of a foot injury.

The 1998 French Open champion has been sidelined most of this season; his ranking recently slipped out of the top 100. Kei Nishikori of Japan was atop the alternates list for the year's last Grand Slam tournament, but he withdrew because of an injury, too.

The two departures mean that 106th-ranked Nicolas Lapentti of Ecuador moves into the tournament's main draw.

The U.S. Open begins Aug. 31.


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