Raonic exits US Open due to wrist injury
Canada's Milos Raonic announced on Wednesday night that he will not compete in the upcoming US Open tournament that commences on Monday, August 28.
26-year-old Raonic posted a long message regarding his withdrawal on social media site Instagram, citing a persistent wrist injury that has been troubling him for weeks.
"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," he posted on Instagram.
"However, the pain is too great and, in consultation with my doctors, I am left with no option but to withdraw from the event."
Milos, ranked 11th by ATP, was forced to withdraw from the Western and Southern Open last week.
Earlier this month, Raonic lost 6-4, 6-4 to Adrian Mannarino of France in the second round of the Rogers' Cup in Montreal, which apparently flared up his
"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," Raonic wrote on the social media site. "I am crushed to miss this event and a chance to play in front of the fantastic New York crowd, but I truly had no other options."
In the post put up by the young Canadian, he stated that he had undergone a procedure to remove portions of the bone that has been causing him discomfort and pain- preventing him from being able to play the way he usually does.
Milos Raonic, the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final, joined the likes of Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori to not compete in the US Open this year due to injuries. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka will also not play at the Flushing Meadows owing to a knee injury.
However, Milos Raonic is scheduled to be a part of the six-man lineup for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi between December 28 and 30.