Davis Cup 2019: Canada's Milos Raonic unavailable for Italy, United States ties due to back injury

  • Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury

  • He missed the US Open because of a back injury and has played just three official matches this fall

  • Brayden Schnur will replace the 31st-ranked Raonic. Schnur has climbed 100 ranking spots this year to No 94

Toronto: Canada will not have Milos Raonic for the inaugural Davis Cup Finals next week in Madrid because of a back injury.

 Davis Cup 2019: Canadas Milos Raonic unavailable for Italy, United States ties due to back injury

File image of Milos Raonic. Reuters

He missed the US Open because of a back injury and has played just three official matches this fall.

Raonic said Monday it is "very hard and disappointing" that he will be unable to represent Canada. He plans to "take the appropriate time to get healthy" in anticipation of next season.

Brayden Schnur will replace the 31st-ranked Raonic. Schnur has climbed 100 ranking spots this year to No 94. Also on the squad are No 15 Denis Shapovalov, No 21 Felix Auger-Aliassime and No 149 Vasek Pospisil.

Canada faces Italy on 18 November and the US on 19 November in group play. The winners of the six groups and the next two best teams advance to the quarter-finals.

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Updated Date: Nov 11, 2019 23:19:22 IST