Milos Raonic speaks on his back troubles


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Milos Raonic speaks on his back troubles

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic reveals his back starts bothering him a bit when he gets tired on the court but underlines it is nothing too serious. Raonic suffered a surprise round-of-16 exit at the Citi Open in Washington as the eighth-seeded Canadian lost to world No.

122 Peter Gojowzcyk 6-4 6-4. "What happens in the matches is I get a little bit tired and then the back just sort of goes out of bounds and it sort of stiffens up on me. Had some work done on it now, overall nothing to worry about," Raonic said, per John Horn.

Raonic, who lost his serve in the fifth game, failed to convert any of his three consecutive break point chances in the 10th game as Gojowzcyk converted his second set point to win the opener. The same scenario happened in the second set as the German broke the big-serving Canadian in the fifth game and then held on to his serve to win the set.

World No. 20 Raonic's focus now turns to the Rogers Cup in Montreal, where the 2013 runner-up will certainly be extremely motivated to achieve a good result again.