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Milos Raonic: Wimbledon 2016 runner-up pulls out of Rio Olympics citing Zika fears

Raonic was the latest athlete to pull out of the games due to fear of Zika virus.

Milos Raonic: Wimbledon 2016 runner-up pulls out of Rio Olympics citing Zika fears

Quebec: Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic said Friday he has withdrawn from the Rio Olympics because of fears over the Zika virus.

The world number seven from Canada, who was defeated by Andy Murray in Sunday`s Wimbledon final, said he had taken the decision "with a heavy heart".

"It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my withdrawal from participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games," the 25-year-old announced on his Facebook page.

"After much deliberation with my family and coaches, I am making this decision for a variety of health concerns including the uncertainty around the Zika virus.

"This was a difficult, personal choice and I do not wish for it to impact the decision of any other athlete heading to the Games."

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