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Sport Teen De Minaur stuns Raonic in Brisbane

20:20  03 january  2018
20:20  03 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Teenage Australian wildcard Alex De Minaur stunned Milos Raonic to reach the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday. De Minaur had benefited from the advice and support of Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt prior to upsetting the fourth seed in Queensland.

The 18-year-old from Sydney stunned the Canadian former world No. 3, winning 6-4, 6-4 in a huge upset.

Alex De Minaur celebrates after defeating Milos Raonic at the Brisbane International.© AAP Image/Dave Hunt Alex De Minaur celebrates after defeating Milos Raonic at the Brisbane International. Australian teenager Alex De Minaur has stunned Milos Raonic to earn a spot in the Brisbane International quarter-finals with a stirring straight-sets victory.

The 18-year-old wildcard muzzled the Canadian's powerful service game to prevail 6-4 6-4 on Wednesday night and score by far the biggest win of his burgeoning career.

A quivering De Minaur was struggling to come to terms with what he had accomplished after the match.

"I honestly cant believe it," he said on court.

"It's going to take a while for me to believe what's happened just now.

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"I was going to come out here, compete my hardest and give it my all and I actually ended up playing an unbelievable match.

"I'm lost for words. It's honestly crazy."

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Teenage Australian wildcard Alex De Minaur stunned Milos Raonic to reach the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday. De Minaur had benefited from the advice and support of Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt prior to upsetting the fourth seed in Queensland.

Teenage Australian wildcard Alex De Minaur stunned Milos Raonic to reach the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International on Wednesday. De Minaur had benefited from the advice and support of Australia's Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt prior to upsetting the fourth seed in Queensland.

Raonic was clearly rusty in his first singles match since October last year, making 18 costly unforced errors to just one.

De Minaur capitalised handsomely to set up a clash with another teenager, Saudi Arabian-born American qualifier Michael Mmoh, who upset Germany's Mischa Zverev earlier on Wednesday.

It will be his first ATP quarter-final appearance.

The Spain-based Sydney product had already caused a first-round boilover in beating American Steve Johnson and looked in the mood to add an even more impressive scalp to his collection.

He thumped his chest after breaking former world No.3 Raonic in the third game and defended three break points of his own to take the first set at Pat Rafter Arena.

Raonic, the 2016 champion in Brisbane, was shellshocked by De Minaur's ability to consistently return his booming serve.

He mounted a late resistance by breaking De Minaur for the first time in the match in the eighth game of the second set but couldn't hold him out, with the youngster needing only one match point to notch the upset.

It's an unexpected roadblock for Raonic, who battled wrist and calf problems in an injury-riddled 2017 and arrived in the country before Christmas to give himself a long lead-in to the Australian Open.

De Minaur booked himself a spot at the grand slam by winning the wildcard playoff at the end of last year and is on six-match winning streak.

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Australian teen sensation Alex De Minaur's sizzling form has continued with an upset win over Fernando Verdasco in the opening round of the Sydney International. Fresh off his stunning form in Brisbane, where he reached the last four in stunning style, the 18-year-old produced a comprehensive 6-4, 6-2 win over the Spanish world number 40.

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