Milos Raonic Withdraws From Wimbledon Championships 2021 Due to Calf Injury

Published 06/19/2021, 10:06 PM EDT
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)


Injury woes continue for former runners-up Milos Raonic as he pulled out of the Wimbledon Championships 2021 due to a calf injury.

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The Canadian missed the entire clay-court season and focused his return for the grass-court season, a surface that favors him. However, the former World No.3 announced the unfortunate news of his withdrawal from the Championships.

Milos has not played a single match since his Miami Open 2021 defeat against Hubert Hurkacz in March.

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“I wanted to share that I am incredibly sad and hurt that I won’t be ready to compete at Wimbledon this year,” wrote Milos in his Instagram post.

“It is a pinnacle in my schedule each and every year. I was working hard preparing many of the recent tournaments. On the second to last day, I hurt my calf. I have been working hard to heal it but had a minor setback. Therefore, I won’t be ready for Wimbledon. I will be working hard to get back as soon as possible,” he concluded.

Raonic will be replaced by Pedro Sousa, who will play his first main draw match at the Wimbledon Championships.

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The injury-prone career of Milos Raonic

Raonic has dealt with many injuries throughout his career. Moreover, Milos had to undergo many surgeries in his career to treat his injuries. In 2011, he had right hip surgery, right foot and left wrist surgery in 2015 and 2017 respectively. His Knee impacted his 2018 season and forced him to withdraw from any tournaments including the French Open.

It will be interesting to see if Raonic opts to play the Tokyo Olympics 2021. If not, the 30-year-old will certainly aim to return for the US Open hardcourt swing.

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