New York - Canadian Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the US
Open with a left wrist injury, the world number 11 announced on Instagram on
Raonic, 26, said in the post he had a procedure on Wednesday
to remove "portions of bone" that had been causing him discomfort for
"I have too much respect for the US Open and my fellow
competitors to take a spot in the draw when I know I cannot give full effort
due to this injury," Raonic wrote on the social media site. "I am
crushed to miss this event and a chance to play in front of the fantastic New
York crowd, but I truly had no other options."
The US Open, final Grand Slam of the season, starts on
Monday at Flushing Meadows in New York.
Raonic is just the latest forced out of the tournament,
which features a men's field headed by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer but
missing injured Novak Djokovic, reigning champion Stan Wawrinka and former finalist
Kei Nishikori of Japan.
The Canadian reached the quarter-finals of both the
Australian Open and Wimbledon this year, but has been hampered all season by
After losing his opening match at the Montreal Masters he
pulled out of last week's tournament in Cincinnati.
In his message to his fans, Raonic said he was already back
in the gym, beginning rehabilitation.
"I look forward to re-joining the tour healthier and
stronger and finishing the 2017 year in proper form," he said.