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Raonic is latest big name to pull out of the US Open

 

By Robert Jones

Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open with a wrist injury to join a host of big names who will miss the final grand slam of the year.

The Canadian, who has undergone surgery on his left wrist, joins Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori in missing out on the tournament which starts in New York on Monday.

The World No.11 has been struggling with the problem for a number of weeks and also pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters earlier this month.

Unlike Djokovic, Wawrinka and Nishikori, the Canadian hopes to be back in action before the end of the year.

"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," Raonic posted on his Instagram page.

"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."

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