August 15, 2017 / 7:34 PM / 10 months ago

Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament

(The Sports Xchange) - Milos Raonic withdrew from the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, pulling out on Tuesday due to a wrist injury.

Aug 2, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Milos Raonic of Canada hits a forehand against Nicolas Mahut of France (not pictured) on day three of the Citi Open at Fitzgerald Tennis Center. Raonic won 7-6(2), 7-6(8). Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

“My wrist injury has not healed,” the Canadian said in a statement posted on the tournament’s Twitter feed on Tuesday. “I always play well in Cincinnati and will miss the great fans.”

Ranked 10th in the world, Raonic admitted his wrist was ailing after dropping a 6-4 6-4 decision to Frenchman Adrian Mannarino last week in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Raonic, 26, has posted a 28-11 mark in 2017.

He is the fourth notable player to recently pull out, joining Switzerland’s Roger Federer (back), Scotland’s Andy Murray (hip) and Croatia’s Marin Cilic (adductor). In addition, Serbia’s Novak Djokovic is done for the season with an elbow injury.

Editing by Larry Fine

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