Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic, 28, has withdrawn from the European Open in Antwerp. The big-serving Canadian won't be making his second appearance at the Belgian event, which held its inaugural edition in 2016. Raonic, ranked at No.
30 in the world, debuted at the Antwerp event last year. The 2016 Wimbledon runner-up failed to impress in his Antwerp debut, having exited the event in the round-of-16. Back then, Raonic's campaign finished following a shock loss suffered to fellow compatriot Vasek Pospisil.
Meanwhile, Raonic has now picked up several tournament withdrawals as he hasn't played since the Laver Cup. After missing the whole Asian swing due to an injury, Raonic won't be making return to competitive action next week.
It remains to be seen will former world No. 3 Raonic be forced more events in the upcoming weeks. Meanwhile, a place in the Antwerp main draw has opened for Germany's Peter Gojowzcyk following the withdrawal of Raonic.
However, Gojowzcyk may still choose to play another ATP event next week. If the 30-year-old German decides to play Antwerp, he would be making his second appearance at the tournament