Kei Nishikori Withdraws from the Rogers Cup with Right Toe Infection

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Tournament officials announced on Sunday afternoon that Japanese No. 1 Kei Nishikori had withdrawn from the Rogers Cup in Toronto. The 24-year-old cited a right foot injury as the cause for his withdrawal.

The world No. 11 reached the third round of the Rogers Cup last year when it was held in Montreal. He beat Peter Polansky and Andreas Seppi before losing to Richard Gasquet in the third round of the draw.

Nishikori is 32-8 so far this season and was coming off a fourth round showing at the Wimbledon Championships.

Tommy Robredo will replace Nishikori as the seeded player in the tournament.

The news comes several days after Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw from his title defenses in Toronto and Cincinnati with a wrist injury that would keep him in a cast for at least 2-3 weeks.

The Rogers Cup main draw begins Monday, August 4 at the Rexall Centre in Toronto, Canada.

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