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Milos Raonic Withdraws from Canada’s Davis Cup Team With Back Injury

first_imgCanada’s Davis Cup Finals hopes suffered a blow when Milos Raonic withdrew from the team on Monday with a back injury.The 28-year-old former world number three will be replaced by 94th-ranked Brayden Schnur for the week-long event in Madrid. “It is very hard and disappointing for me that I will not be able to represent my country at Davis Cup,” he said in a statement issued by Tennis Canada.”My health has continued to let me down through this entire year and now once again. I will take the appropriate time to get healthy and I look forward to being back on court next season.”Even without Raonic, Canada have a strong squad with world number 15 Denis Shapovalov and fellow youngster Felix Auger-Aliassime, ranked 21st, both making the trip.Canada are one of 18 nations contesting the first edition of the Davis Cup since its radical revamp.They will be in Group F with the US and Italy.”I believe in my team mates, and I know they’ll give everything to secure Canada’s first Davis Cup title.”I’ll be following them very closely and I wish them the best,” former Wimbledon runner-up Raonic said.Ties will consist of two singles and a doubles with the top team from each group and two best runners-up progressing to the quarter-finals. Round-robin matches begin on Monday with the final on Sunday November 24. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. canadadavis cupMilos Raonictennis First Published: November 11, 2019, 11:45 PM ISTlast_img read more