(Paris) Canada’s Milos Raonic withdrew from the French Open on Sunday 24 hours before his first-round match.
The Canadian Press
His withdrawal became official when the schedule for the day was published on Monday after Argentina’s name Francisco Cerundolo was entered in place of Raonic’s.
A Tennis Canada spokesperson was unable to elaborate on the reasons for Raonic’s withdrawal.
The withdrawal follows Denis Shapovalov’s withdrawal last week due to a shoulder injury.
All that remains is Félix Auger-Aliassime as a Canadian in the men’s singles table. Seeded 20th, Auger-Aliassime is set to play against Italy’s Andreas Seppi on Tuesday.
On the women’s side, Quebecer Leylah Fernandez plays her first round match on Sunday, against Russian Anastasia Potapova. Fernandez won the junior title on Parisian clay in 2019.
Sixth-seeded Ontarian Bianca Andreescu will battle Slovenian Tamara Zidansek on Monday.
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