A day before the release of the French Open draw, project six seed Milos Raonic withdrew from the event, he announced on twitter.
“I am sad to have to unfortunately withdraw from Roland Garros this year, I tried my best to be back and healthy in time after surgery,” Raonic said. “I will continue my rehab and procceed with preparations for a 100 percent strong Wimbledon and Queens run.Thank you for the love and support”.
It’s just the second time Raonic has missed a Grand Slam event in his young career (2011 US Open). The 24-year-old, who reached the quarterfinals at the French in 2014, underwent a minor procedure last week to correct a pinched nerve in his right foot.
Raonic is ranked No. 6 this week. That sixth seeding will now go to Rafael Nadal when the draw is released on Friday. Stan Wawrinka also moves into the 5-8 grouping as a No. 8 seed.
33rd-ranked Fernando Verdasco was the next player to get a seed.
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