Canadian Milos Raonic has formally withdrawn from the upcoming Nationwide Financial institution Open in Toronto.
“I’m heartbroken and saddened to must withdraw from this 12 months’s Nationwide Financial institution Open,” Raonic mentioned in a press release. “Taking part in at house in entrance of Canadian followers was one thing I used to be wanting ahead to after an extended and making an attempt interval over the latest 12 months and a half. I’m grateful for all of the work that has gone into making the occasion occur. As nicely, I want to thank all of the important employees which have gotten us right here for this to be doable. This resolution will not be a straightforward one however I’ve to make the precise alternative so I can get well and be again on courtroom as quickly as doable.”
Different prime male tennis stars corresponding to Roger Federer, Alexander Zverev, Matteo Berrettini and Pablo Carreno Busta additionally introduced their withdrawals from the event.
The Nationwide Financial institution Open can be held from Aug. 6-15.