Canadian star Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US Open because of a glute injury, his team confirmed to TSN.
According to Tennis Canada, the injury is the same one that forced him to withdraw from the Rogers Cup earlier this month during a match against Felix Auger-Aliassime. The report noted that Raonic was improving from that injury, and that “he might have played if he had a Tuesday start.” But Raonic had been scheduled to play Monday at 3:30 p.m. ET against Nicolas Jarry.
Raonic’s withdrawal continues a troubling trend for the 28-year-old star. It’s the second time in three years he’s withdrawn from the U.S. Open, and TSN notes he’s missed four of the last nine grand slam events because of injury.
When healthy, Raonic’s big serve has earned him eight career titles and carried him as high as No. 3 in the ATP world rankings. He’s currently 22nd.