NEW YORK – The big news about Canada’s crucial Davis Cup tie against Chile Sept. 16-18 was buried in the Tennis Canada press release, as these things tend to be.
You have to scroll down to the fifth paragraph: top Canadian and world No. 6 Milos Raonic will once again be unavailable for the World Group playoff tie, which Canada must win or be relegated to the gulag of the zonal competition.
Here is the official quote from Raonic.
“It is with great disappointment that I must announce that I am unable to participate in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Chile. Following the extreme cramping I experienced during my US Open match last week, I must undergo further testing and recovery, and I cannot compete at this time. Good luck to my Canadian teammates as they head to Halifax to play in front of our tremendous home crowd.”
missed the first-round tie against France in Guadeloupe in early March after suffering an adductor injury in the semi-finals of the Australian Open aboutRaonic also Read More »from No Milos Raonic – again – for Canada's Davis Cup relegation tie against Chile