Injured Raonic forced out of Wimbledon

Milos Raonic of Canada reacts after falling during his match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg at...

Milos Raonic of Canada reacts after falling during his match against Gilles Muller of Luxembourg at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 22, 2011. (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:48 PM ET

It seemed Canadian Milos Raonic was just getting to like playing on grass.

But the 20-year-old ace tumbled during his second-round match Wednesday and was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon.

Raonic was leading Gilles Muller 2-1 in the first set when he slipped at the baseline while trying to make a return. His right leg bent awkwardly and he seemed to injure his thigh.

After a few minutes, Raonic had the leg wrapped by a trainer.

Despite having to limp, Raonic tried to play on but retired up 3-2.

The hard-serving Raonic might have been a force at Wimbledon. Two weeks ago on the grass at Halle, Germany, the Canadian made it to the quarterfinals.

"Well, I'm very happy that I can play here," Raonic said at the time. "Grass is a totally new experience for me and I can use my being here to gain more confidence on the surface. I have already noticed that I get a couple more aces and a couple more unreturned services."


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