Milos Raonic skips Olympics due to health concerns

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Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic will skip the Rio Olympics “for a variety of health concerns including the uncertainty around the Zika virus,” according to his social media.

Raonic, 25 and ranked No. 7 in the world, became the first Canadian man to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon earlier this month. He was beaten by Olympic champion Andy Murray in straight sets, 6-4, 7-6 (3), 7-6 (2).

Raonic lost in the second round of his Olympic debut in London to France’s Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Raonic is the second man ranked in the top 15 to skip the Olympics, joining No. 9 Dominic Thiem of Austria.

The only woman in the top 20 slated to miss Rio is No. 6 Viktoria Azarenka, who is pregnant.

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Top 30 men’s singles players missing Rio Olympics
No. 7 — Milos Raonic (CAN)
No. 9 — Dominic Thiem (AUT)
No. 16 — John Isner (USA)
No. 18 — Nick Kyrgios (AUS)
No. 19 — Bernard Tomic (AUS)
No. 20 — Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
No. 21 — Lucas Pouille (FRA)
No. 23 — Benoit Paire (FRA)
No. 29 — Sam Querrey (USA)