Milos Raonic slams ATP scheduling, insists season should end after US Open

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 | 0

The ATP scheduling came under the scanner after some of the leading names in the circuit had a premature end to the season due to injuries.

Milos Raonic has become the latest player to call for a revamp in scheduling.

Apart from the Canadian tennis star himself, some of the leading names in the men’s circuit – including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori – were forced to end their season early this year due to injuries.

Raonic, therefore, insists that the seasons should end following the US Open every year.

“I think we should start in January because you’ve got the [Australian] summer and finish up at the end of the [American] summer… have the final eight tournament preceding the US Open,” he told tennismash.com.

Raonic added: “You’ve got the top five guys from 2016 – nobody finished the season this year. Three of the guys were out pretty early on. Murray, Stan and Novak were out since Wimbledon. That’s half the year gone.

“Myself, I played because I was hoping I was able to do something but I wasn’t in the shape to play. And Kei also stopped quite early one.”

Raonic, who hasn’t played since October due to a spate of injuries, is scheduled to begin his 2018 season at the Brisbane International in the first week of January.

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