Milos Raonic has been dealing with lingering meniscus issues

Milos Raonic has been dealing with lingering meniscus issues

The Canadian played very well at the Australian Open, but this is not going to be easy to deal with.

Milos Raonic is having reoccurring knee problems, but the Canadian said he wants to avoid surgery.

Raonic reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open before falling in straight sets to Lucas Pouille. Following the defeat, Raonic told press he planned to have the knee looked at and would not play this week's tie in Davis Cup.

"I don’t know if I can afford that risk at this moment," he said. "It’s tough for me to switch for clay because of the rotation."

According to Tennis Canada, it is the same meniscus problem that has bothered him since 2017.

"There is damage inside my knee that I’m aware of. I’m trying to avoid potentially having to have surgery on it," Raonic said.

Raonic, next scheduled to play the ATP event at Rotterdam, is No. 14 in the rankings.

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