Bad news for the French Open and all the fans that will come there and watch it on TV. A Grand Slam finalist has pulled out of the Parisian Major that takes place from 27 May to 9 June 2018. It's the Canadian Milos Raonic, who joins Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the withdrawals list of the tournament.
Raonic made the announcement on Twitter: 'It is with a heavy heart that I am withdrawing from @rolandgarros. I have many great memories there, but I know I need to continue working hard to put myself in the best position when I step out on the court.
Thank you all for your support and see you soon on the grass.' The 2016 Wimbledon finalist has been dealing with a damaged meniscus since the Monte Carlo Masters and he is now supposed to compete again in Stuttgart, then Queen's and Wimbledon.
Last year he had reached the fourth round in Paris, and will then lose 180 points. At the All England Club he reached quarter-finals, and not playing or losing earlier there would mean to drop in the rankings even more (he is currently 22nd).