Milos Raonic is the latest player to cut their 2017 season short due to injury concerns. Raonic has officially withdrawn from Vienna, an ATP 500 event, and the Rolex Paris Masters, his final two events of the year.
The big-serving Canadian has played in only three events (Washington, Montreal, Tokyo) since reaching the quarterfinals at Wimbledon in July.
Raonic made Canadian tennis history in 2016 when he finished the year as the world no. 3. He currently sits at no. 12 due to the season full of injuries. Last year’s Top 5 (Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Raonic, Stan Wawrinka, and Kei Nishikori) have all ended their seasons early due to injuries.
Although Raonic reached two finals in 2017, this is the first time since 2011 that he has failed to lift at least one trophy. He has eight titles in his career.
Raonic is ending the year with a 29-12 record. It includes two finals, two semifinals and four quarterfinals. In Majors, Raonic made the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon and reached the fourth round at Roland Garros – he missed the US Open with a left wrist injury. His most notable win of the season came right at the beginning Down Under in Brisbane as Raonic defeated Rafael Nadal 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.
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Raonic will use the offseason to recover and will return to action in Brisbane, once again. Defending champion Grigor Dimitrov, Rafa Nadal and Andy Murray will also be among the players in the Sunshine State. Action from the Queensland Tennis Centre begins December 31, 2017.