French Open. Canada’s leading male tennis player and World No. 28 Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the second Grand Slam of the year. According to a report, Raonic gave this information through Twitter. In his statement, Raonic said that he wants to start competitive tennis in June through a Grass Court event.
Because of the right knee problem, the Raonic had been out of the Monte Carlo Masters. He played at the Madrid Open but lost in the third round. His country mate and World No. 26 Denis Shapovalov beat him in the tournament.
Raonic informed about his withdrawal from the Clay Court French Open from his Tweeter handle and wrote that he will start his journey again from Grass Court event. This shows that he will begin his tour again with the Third Grand Slam event of the year, Wimbledon.
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. Thank you all for your support and see you soon on the grass.
— Milos Raonic (@milosraonic) May 20, 2018
Ronald, who played Wimbledon final in 2016, made it to the quarter-finals of the French Open in 2014 but lost to Serbian Novak Djokovic.
Serena Williams to compete in French Open:
Serena Williams, who just returned after joining the royal wedding in England, will return to the Grand Slam competitions with the French Open. This announcement is a dangerous alarm for the players performing well in her absence. America’s 36-year-old Serena has won three titles at Roland Garro.
Serena, who returned after becoming a mother, played only 4 matches on the WTA Tour in this year and lost in the first round of Miami. Serena had played in Australia Open 2017 when she was pregnant. This was her last Grand Slam Tournament.