February 27, 2017 / 4:00 AM / 6 months ago

Tennis - Sock wins Delray Beach final in walkover as Raonic withdraws

Tennis - Australian Open - Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia - 23/1/17 Canada's Milos Raonic waves as he arrives on the court for his Men's singles fourth round match against Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut.Edgar Su/Files

REUTERS - Canadian world number four Milos Raonic pulled out of Sunday’s Delray Beach Open final in Florida, handing American Jack Sock the title by walkover.

Raonic withdrew due to a hamstring tear in his right leg, an injury he said he had picked up while beating Argentine Juan Martin del Potro in straight sets in a semi-final on Saturday night.

"I didn't think much of it," Raonic told the Tennis Channel. "I thought it was just tightness from the match, but this morning I woke up unable to walk properly and did quite extensive treatment with my team.

"We came down to the conclusion that it was a slight tear of the hamstring in my right leg."

Sock’s second ATP title of the year followed his Auckland Open victory last month.

The 24-year-old American did not drop a set all week. He has an 11-1 record this year and is expected to rise to 18th in the world rankings on Monday.

Reporting by Simon Evans in Miami; Editing by Andrew Both

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