Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori… and now Milos Raonic. The Canadian is the last top player to withdraw from the upcoming U.S. Open, which starts next Monday.
In Raonic’s case, the wrist injury he has sustained has required a surgery. However, so far, the withdrawal only limits itself to the last Major of the season, on top of Cincinnati (last week), which he had also withdrawn from.
In a long Instagram message, the current world number 11 wrote:
“As you know, I’ve been dealing with a painful condition in my left wrist, which has been bothering me for many weeks now and recently forced me to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters. I have tried everything in my power to rehabilitate this injury in time for the US Open in order to play an event that is so truly special to me. However, the pain is too great and, in consultation with my doctors, I am left with no option but to withdraw from the event. Today, I underwent a procedure to remove portions of the bone that have been causing the discomfort and preventing me from being able to play the way I normally can. I have too much respect for the US Open and my fellow competitors to take a spot in the draw when I know I cannot give full effort due to this injury.”
Another physical setback for Raonic
It is yet another setback for the 26-year-old, who has had to deal with his fair share of physical issues throughout his career, especially in the last two seasons.
We may only hope that this last bout of troubles will be of short duration.
Speedy recovery, Milos!
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