MIAMI — Canada’s Milos Raonic was forced to withdraw prior to his third-round match Monday at the Sony Open due to strep throat, but said he should be fine for Davis Cup play next week in Vancouver against Italy.
“I feel much better now than I did at 2 a.m. this morning,” said the 14th seed from Thornhill, Ont., who was scheduled to face American Sam Querrey.
“I got sick over the last two days with strep throat. I felt really bad the last two nights. I wasn’t able to sleep with the high fever. I had discomfort and pain all over the body. I only decided not to play five minutes ago, I was trying to play it out as long as possible. But I feel completely drained.