Raonic to undergo surgery

Raonic has withdrawn from the upcoming Rome Masters after struggling with the injury during this week's Madrid Open in which he was knocked out in the quarter-finals by Andy Murray.

The Canadian's spokesman, Austin Nunn, explained that the every step on the injured foot felt like “stepping on a tack or jellyfish”.

As such it comes as no surprise that Raonic is taking swift action as he looks to return to fitness in time for the French Open later this month.

Speaking after his defeat to Murray, Raonic stated that he wanted "to make sure that the next time I step out on court, I’m 100 percent, and on Saturday he took to Twitter to explain his decision.

“I will be undergoing surgery to repair a nerve in my right foot. I withdrew from Rome to be ready to compete as soon as possible,” he wrote.

It has been confirmed that there is no damage to the 24-year-old's foot aside from the pinched nerve, and so he is still in with a chance of during out at Roland Garros, with the year's second major getting underway on May 24.

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