Canada’s Milos Raonic (calf) pulls out of Wimbledon

Mar 30, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Milos Raonic of Canada hits a forehand against Hubert Hurkacz of Poland (not pictured) in the fourth round in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Canadian Milos Raonic withdrew from Wimbledon, citing a calf injury.

Raonic, the No. 18-ranked player in the world, made the announcement on Instagram.

“It is a pinnacle in my schedule each and every year,” wrote Raonic, 30. “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.”

Raonic has eight career singles titles but hasn’t won a Grand Slam tournament. He lost to Andy Murray in the finals at Wimbledon in 2016.

He also withdrew from the French Open but did not give a reason. He didn’t play in any of the clay-court tournaments this season.

Main draw play at Wimbledon opens June 28.

–Field Level Media