Raonic: 'That was the least enjoyable 30 minutes I have spent on court'


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Raonic: 'That was the least enjoyable 30 minutes I have spent on court'

Milos Raonic spoke about his retirement during the second round match against Felix Auger-Aliassime at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. "Last 30 minutes of that match, just because of the situation we're playing in, being prime time night match here in Montreal, was probably the least enjoyable 30 minutes I've spent on a tennis court", admitted Raonic.

"But, you know, I just keep trying to pinpoint, figure out what the right step is. I keep getting assured there's nothing extensively serious about the back in that sense. I feel like I just try to adjust the exercises I do with the training.

Hopefully, I can sort of figure it out. Nobody's been telling me there's a reason for me not to be playing right now or to be fearing some serious, serious risk. Today was more painful than it's been in quite a long time.

It's too late tonight, but I'll do some more tests tomorrow, sort of assess it from there. It hasn't necessarily been the most enjoyable season so far." On Auger-Aliassime's game, Raonic added: "I thought he did some things well.

You could see he was trying to be the aggressor. I thought he served quite well. There were a few games he had a few lapses on. To break in the second set, I don't think I necessarily played miraculously better. I think he sort of had a little bit of a lapse there. I think he's on the right track."