Milos Raonic pulls out of French Open

Injury-plagued former world number three Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the French Open.

The 2016 Wimbledon runner-up retired from the Monte Carlo Masters last month due to a knee problem, but returned to action at the Madrid Open.

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Raonic was beaten by fellow Canadian Denis Shapovalov in the third round in the Spanish capital and that will be his last appearance on clay this year.

The 27-year-old on Sunday revealed he will not play at Roland Garros as he attempts to get back to full fitness.

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“It is with a heavy heart that I am withdrawing from . 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,” Raonic tweeted.

“Thank you all for your support and see you soon on the grass.”

Raonic has never been beyond the quarter-final of the second grand slam of the year in Paris.