Milos Raonic’s Misfortunes Continue as He Joins Roger Federer, Serena Williams, and Others in Pulling Out of Australian Open 2022

Published 12/24/2021, 12:15 PM EST
INDIAN WELLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 16: Milos Raonic of Canada looks dejected during his match against Dominic Thiem of Austria in the semifinals of the men’s singles on March 16, 2019 at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)


Canadian tennis star and former world no.3 Milos Raonic continues his streak of unfortunate injuries that forced him to play only four tournaments on the ATP tour this year. The Canadian was last seen at the Atlanta Open, where he lost in his opening match to Brandon Nakashima.

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Milos Raonic pulls out of 2022 Australian Open

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Raonic has been dealing with multiple injuries since the start of the year and according to his statement days before this year’s Wimbledon, the Canadian injured his calf during practice. Just when fans were expecting to see Raonic back on a tennis court in Australia next year, he was out of the race for the ‘happy slam’.

While Milos is yet to officially confirm his withdrawal, his Australian Open exit appears inevitable at the moment.

In the little that he played this year, Raonic managed to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open, where he lost to Novak Djokovic after putting up a tough fight. Even at Miami, the Canadian lost to the eventual champion Hubert Hurkacz in pre-quarters in a three-set encounter.

Raonic joins Federer, Serena Williams, Stan Wawrinka, and others in list of missing players from Melbourne

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Along with Raonic, there are quite a few top names that won’t mark their presence at the Australian Open next year. With Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martin del Potro are not going to participate for sure, stars like Rafael Nadal and Dominic Thiem are also doubtful to appear.

Circling back to Milos Raonic, he had to deal with scores of injuries throughout his career. Right from having hip surgery to consistent knee problems, the Canadian always played not just against the opponent but also fought his body.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 22: Milos Raonic of Canada celebrates after winning match point during his Men’s Singles second round match against Cristian Garin of Chile on day three of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

With the specifics regarding his Australian Open withdrawal still unknown, let’s hope that we get to see Milos Raonic fit and strong as ever on a tennis court next year.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Sagar has completed his graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering.

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