Tennis

Injured Raonic won't play for Canada at Davis Cup

Tennis Canada announced that big hitting Milos Raonic won't be in the lineup when the country takes on Ecuador in Davis Cup action next week.

Tennis Canada announced that big hitting Milos Raonic won't be in the lineup when the country takes on Ecuador in Davis Cup action next week.

Raonic suffered a hip injury which forced him to pull out of his second round match at Wimbledon last week.

Canada will be represented by veteran Daniel Nestor of Toronto, Peter Polansky of Thornhill, Ont., Vancouver's Phillip Bester, and Vasek Pospisil of Vernon, B.C.

Canada’s four-person roster will be Philip Bester (Vancouver, BC), Daniel Nestor (Toronto), Peter Polansky (Thornhill, Ont.) and Vasek Pospisil (Vernon, BC).

"Just like any other tie in South America that we’ve played, we know this will be a challenge but the guys are all ready to do their best to help us win," said team captain Martin Laurendeau in a statement.

Raonic entered Wimbledon ranked a career high 25th in the world. He won his first ATP event in February in San Jose, and reached the final the following week in Memphis.

The six-foot-five Raonic is said to be resting, with no firm decision made yet as to how to rehabilitate from the injury. 

The first match between Canada and Ecuador takes place July 8 in Guayaquil.