The Paris Masters announced Wednesday that Canadian Milos Raonic is out, which ends his 2015 season.
The Canadian has withdrawn from three tournaments in a row to close out the year: Vienna, Basel and now the Masters 1000 in Bercy, a suburb of Paris.
The problem has been the same one, the back.
Raonic had back issues at the US Open, most noticeable as he lost in the third round to Feliciano Lopez of Spain.
With a finals appearance in 2014 in Paris, Raonic will see 600 points drop off after the end of that event. That means that while he’ll still be in the top-20 at year’s end, it’ll be tight – more like No. 19, and well down from his current No. 9.
Given how much time the Canadian has missed, and how many times he played at less than 100 per cent, it could have been worse. But it’s not great.