Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic, who is currently battling with a knee injury, has withdrawn from the second major of the season–the French Open.
Confirming the news, Raonic took to his Twitter handle and said that though he has many great memories at Roland Garros, he is looking forward to be absolute fit before stepping out on the court.
“It is with a heavy heart that I am withdrawing from @rolandgarros.I have many great memories there, but I know I need to continue working hard to put myself in the best position when I step out on the court,” he tweeted. “Thank you all for your support and see you soon on the grass,” Cilic added.
The 27-year-old, who made it to the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2014 besides being a Wimbledon runner-up in 2016, had earlier pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters ahead of the third round with knee injury.
Currently ranked 22nd in the world, Raonic though made a return to the court at the Madrid Masters, only to see himself losing to compatriot Denis Shapovalov in straight sets in the third round of the tournament.
The French Open is slated to be held in Paris from May 27.