Kei Nishikori handed in a walkover at the Toronto Masters on Wednesday, as the Japanese player withdrew from his second-round match due to a shoulder injury.

The withdrawal of Asia’s top player sent Pole Hubert Hurkacz into the third round.

Nishikori has a history with injuries, missing significant chunks of recent seasons as a result.

“I am disappointed to announce that I have decided to withdraw from my match today,” he said.

“The right shoulder is very sore after a long stretch of tennis and I do not want to risk further injury.

“I will now focus on getting healthy and back on court again.”

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