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Raonic withdraws from French Open, Nadal now No. 6

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Milos Raonic, Julien Benneteau, and Janko Tipsarevic have all withdrawn from next week’s French Open.

Raonic announced that he would be unable to compete following foot surgery to repair a nerve problem, having also withdrawn from Rome before the surgery. The No. 6 is planning to return for the grass-court season.

Benneteau has withdrawn with an ongoing groin injury. The Frenchman has not competed since retiring from the Rotterdam quarterfinals. It also means he will be unable to defend his doubles title, which he won with Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Tipsarevic was said to have a viral infection which will prevent him from playing, with the Serb still on the way back from a foot injury which had kept him off the tour for more than a year.

Raonic's withdrawal will move Rafael Nadal to No. 6 and Stanislas Wawrinka to No. 8 in the French Open seedings.  

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