Nishikori the latest top star to miss rest of 2017

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 16, 2017

"Two days ago during practice in Cincinnati, Kei hit a serve and heard a "pop" in his wrist", read a statement from Nishikori's camp. And unfortunately he has torn a tendon.

"On top of that we have sent MRI results to three other wrist specialists to ensure we get several independent opinions from specialists".

Asia's best player, who is suffering with a torn tendon in his right wrist, joins Novak Djokovic (elbow) and Stan Wawrinka (knee surgery) in packing it in for 2017, with none expected to return to the court until January. "After the swelling comes down in the next weeks, we will evaluate next steps".

Nishikori will miss the US Open, his most successful major, for the first time since 2009.

Nishikori, ranked ninth in the world, lost to Gael Monfils in the second round of the Rogers Cup last week and will not have the chance to better his run to the semifinals at the US Open previous year.

Kei Nishikori has made it a hat-trick of top 10 players who have ended their seasons early due to injury as the Japanese star from the US Open starting later this month. There are no plans for him to undergo surgery, according to the firm.

Meanwhile, world No. 1 Andy Murray, who withdrew from both Montreal and Cincinnati with a hip issue, hopes to play the US Open but is uncertain.

Raonic's coach, Tennis Channel analyst Mark Knowles, said the 2016 Wimbledon finalist is in New York City seeing wrist specialists today.

Nishikori's withdrawal gives Thiago Monteiro entry into the main draw.

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