Milos Raonic to evaluate knee drawback, hopes to keep away from surgical procedure | Tennis

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Milos Raonic’s subsequent step after Australian Open elimination is to look at his ongoing knee drawback within the hope to keep away from surgical procedure.

The 16th seed was overwhelmed, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-4, by Lucas Pouille on Wednesday — the Canadian’s fourth successive defeat in Grand Slam quarterfinal appearances.

After the match, Raonic talked of a hard knee that has bothered him previously, and prompt that he would play no half in Canada’s Davis Cup match towards Slovakia on clay early subsequent month.

“I’ve simply acquired to guage the place I am at,” he stated. “I’ve to have a checkup performed on my knee, then see what’s within the schedule for the following few weeks.

“I am undecided if I can play the Davis Cup, switching surfaces, for one week. I will take the following 24 hours to make that call. Then it could be to play indoors in Rotterdam.

“The knee is within the state of affairs the place it was final yr. It is powerful for me to change for clay due to the rotation.

“There may be injury inside my knee that I am conscious of that I am making an attempt to keep away from probably having to have surgical procedure on. I do not know if I can afford that threat at this second.”





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