Defending finalist Milos Raonic won’t return to Indian Wells this year due to a hamstring injury. The Canadian injured his hamstring during his semifinal win over Juan Martin del Potro at Delray Beach last weekend.
Raonic, who played all nine Masters events last year, will miss his first Indian Wells event. He lost in the 2016 final to Novak Djokovic during which he injured an adductor.
The Canadian World No. 3 has just two titles, each of the last two years.
Raonic’s withdrawal along with the earlier pullouts from David Ferrer and Gilles Simon means del Potro will earn the No. 32 seed when the singles draw is made Tuesday afternoon.
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