Milos Raonic, 32, drops major retirement hint after Wimbledon loss

Raonic was out for two years before returning to action last month.

by Dzevad Mesic
Milos Raonic, 32, drops major retirement hint after Wimbledon loss

Milos Raonic, 32, has hinted that he may have played his final Wimbledon. Raonic, who was out of action for two years, returned to tennis in the first week of the grass season in 's-Hertogenbosch. After 's-Hertogenbosch, Raonic withdrew from Queen's due to a shoulder injury but managed to play at Wimbledon.

In his return to The Championships, Raonic defeated qualifier Dennis Novak in his opener before Tommy Paul handed the Canadian a 6-4 7-6 (4) 6-7 (4) 6-4 loss. Against Paul, Raonic was forced to take an early medical timeout for his shoulder.

Raonic hints he could be retiring soon

"Good chance that it’s probably my last time coming out here," Raonic told TSN's Mark Masters. In 2016, Raonic made his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon before losing to Andy Murray.

"I, personally, appreciate it more than any other tournament. It’s just a wonderful place to be," Raonic added.

After being sidelined for two years to address multiple injuries and physical issues, Raonic returned to action during this year's grass season.

Recently, Raonic hinted that he is planning to use this upcoming period as a test and see if he can stay healthy and play well again. But after being forced to withdraw from Queen's and then being hampered by a shoulder injury at Wimbledon, it is safe to say that Raonic's comeback hasn't started in an ideal way.

In the upcoming period, Raonic plans to compete once again in front of his home fans at the Toronto Masters. Then, Raonic also plans to return to the US Open. The next couple of tournaments could be the key for Raonic as the Canadian presumably doesn't want to play if he is again going to be constantly dealing with injuries. But if Raonic stays healthy and does well during the summer hard court events, he could decide to prolong his career.

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