Raonic Withdraws from Miami


(March 25, 2013) Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the Sony Open prior to his third round match with Sam Querrey with a strep throat.

“Just got sick over the last two days,” said the Canadian.  “Even a little bit strep throat.  Had a fever before my first round going into the match, and just got really bad over the last two nights.

“I wasn’t able to sleep and just a really high fever and discomfort and pain.”

“I just feel completely drained,” Raonic continued .  “I was able to get rid of most of the fever, but still just on low reserve.

Last year Raonic withdrew from Miami with an ankle injury before playing Andy Murray in the third round.

“Twisted ankle and getting sick, so hopefully that’s it for bad luck in Miami,” Raonic said.

The Canadian says he should be fine for Davis Cup the weekend of April 5-7 in Vancouver, where Canada will be hosting Italy in the quarterfinals of the World Group.

“I should be fine,” he said.  “This is something that’s going to pass.  I’m already quite a bit better than I was at 2:00 in the morning this morning.   I’m sure it will pass.”

Karen Pestaina for Tennis Panorama News