The world number 11 last played at the Rogers
Cup in Montreal earlier this month, where he lost 6-4 6-4 to
Frenchman Adrian Mannarino in the second round, before pulling
out of the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open last week due to
"I have tried everything in my power to rehabilitate this injury
in time for the U.S. Open ... However, I am left with no option
but to withdraw from the event," Raonic said on Instagram.
"I have too much respect for the U.S. Open and my fellow
competitors to take a spot in the draw when I know I cannot give
full effort due to this injury."
The 26-year-old said he had a procedure to alleviate the
condition in his left wrist and is undergoing rehabilitation to
recover over the next few weeks. He hoped to return to the ATP
Tour later this year.
Several other top players will miss the U.S. Open due to injury
with Novak Djokovic (elbow), Stan Wawrinka (knee) and Kei
Nishikori all ending their season early to recover.
The U.S. Open, the final grand slam of the year, is being held
from Aug. 28 to Sept. 10 in New York.
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter
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