Milos Raonic and Richard Gasquet set to miss Monte Carlo Masters
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World number six Milos Raonic is out of the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters. Raonic has been troubled by a hamstring injury since February. The Canadian was forced to pull out before his Delray Beach final and Miami Open third-round match respectively.
He didn't play at all at the opening Masters 1000 event of the season Indian Wells. Raonic won't be making his seventh main draw appearance at the Monte Carlo event this year. The 26-year-old's Monte Carlo campaign came to an end in the quarter-final stage in the last three years.
Meanwhile, Richard Gasquet of France has also been ruled out of the first clay-court Masters 1000 event of the season. The French tennis player has yet to play a match since February and the Open 13 Marseille. He is dealing with a hamstring injury as well.
Gasquet has featured the Monte Carlo Masters 10 times so far in his career. His best result at the tournament came 12 years ago in 2005 -- when he was defeated by Spain's Rafa Nadal in the semi-final. Spanish veteran Tommy Robredo and world number 57 Nikoloz Basilashvili are set to replace Raonic and Gasquet in the main draw of the event.
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Monte Carlo update:
OUT: Raonic, Gasquet
IN: Robredo, Basilashvili
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