Notifications

Kei Nishikori pulls out of Rogers Cup due to infected toe

Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week's Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto because of what his agent says is a "severely infected right big toe."

Japanese tennis player likely will have small procedure

Kei Nishikori, seen here returning a shot to Richard Gasquet during the Citi Open in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, will miss the upcoming Rogers Cup in Toronto with a "severely infected right big toe." (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Japan's Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from next week's Rogers Cup tournament in Toronto because of what his agent says is a "severely infected right big toe."

Nishikori's agent, Olivier Van Lindonk, says Sunday that Nishikori has been struggling for a week with the problem and most likely will need "a small procedure to remove the infection."

Nishikori lost to Richard Gasquet in the quarterfinals in Washington on Friday. Gasquet said he could tell his opponent was injured, but Nishikori said after the match he was fine.

Nishikori, the first Japanese man to reach the top 10 in the rankings, is No. 11 this week.

Missing the Rogers Cup in Toronto deals a blow to Nishikori's preparation for the U.S. Open, which begins Aug. 25.

Comments

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.