Milos Raonic, the current world No. 6, will not be participating in the upcoming Monte Carlo Masters event.

This is due to a hamstring injury that has been troubling the Canadian star player since sometime in February.

Just before his Delray Beach final event and the Miami Open third-round match respectively, the Canadian was forced to pull out of the events. At the opening Masters 1000 event of the season of Indian Wells, Raonic did not participate at all.

The 26-year old therefore will not be making his seventh main draw appearance this year at the Monte Carlo event. His Monte Carlo campaign came to an abrupt end in the quarter final stage and has been so in the last three years.

Also, France’s Richard Gasquet has equally been ruled out of the first clay court Masters 1000 event so far in this season. This is due to a hamstring issue that has been troubling the player since February.

He has been unable to participate in any match so far since February and the Open 13 Marseille. In his career so far, he has been able to participate no less than 10 times in the Monte Carlo Masters.

In this tournament, his best result so far came in 2005, about 12 years ago. The event saw him defeated in the semi-final by Rafael Nadal of Spain.

For the main draw of the event. Tommy Robredo, a Spanish veteran and NikolozBasilashvili, who currently holds the world No. 57, will be replacing Raonic and Gasquet

For this year’s Monte Carlo Masters event, a strong field will feature quite a number of star players with the likes of Novak Djokovic,Dominic Thiem,Andy Murray,Marin Cilic, RafaNadal, and Stan Wawrinka.