“This Decision is Not an Easy One”: Milos Raonic Joins Roger Federer Ahead of Rogers Cup 2021

Published 08/06/2021, 2:07 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)


Former World No.3 Milos Raonic recently got eliminated in the very first round of the Atlanta Open 2021. The Canadian star is not enjoying some great form on tour but there is some worse news coming up for his fans.

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Milos Raonic recently withdrew from the Rogers Cup 2021. The tournament will be beginning on August 8, 2021, and will stretch till August 15, 2021. Playing at his home, it was the perfect scenario for the Canadian to regain his form and momentum but that will not happen now.

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In a recent tweet, Raonic updated the fans about his withdrawal. He is clearly disappointed that he couldn’t play in front of his home crowd- a thing he was planning to do for quite some long time.

“I am heartbroken and saddened to have to withdraw from this years National Bank Open. Playing at home in front of Canadian fans was something I was looking forward to after a long and trying period over the recent year and a half,” wrote Raonic on Twitter.

Raonic shocked everyone when he reached the finals of the Rogers Cup 2013. Even though he lost to Rafael Nadal in the finals, it remains his best performance at the Masters 1000 tournament.

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“I have to make the right choice”- Milos Raonic after withdrawing from the Rogers Cup 2021

Raonic is not fully fit at the moment. He stated that although it is a tough decision to withdraw, he has to make the right choice. The Canadian also thanked the management of the tournament for organizing the event at such tough times.

Milos Raonic of Canada shows his dejection during his Gentlemen’s Singles second round match against Sam Querrey of USA. Day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 29, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

“I am grateful for all the work that has gone into making the event happen. As well I would like to thank all the essential workers that have gotten us here for this to be possible. This decision is not an easy one but I have to make the right choice so I can recover and be back on court as soon as possible,” added the 30-year-old.

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Fans became quite disappointed when Roger Federer recently withdrew from the Rogers Cup 2021. They will be more upset after getting to know that Milos Raonic too won’t play at the tournament. However, they hope that the Canadian star makes a comeback on the court really soon.

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