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SportsCanadian Milos Raonic advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals with tiebreak win

20:21  12 june  2019
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Milos Raonic celebrates after winning against U.S. player Mackenzie McDonald during their men’s singles fourth round The quarterfinal will be Raonic ’s first match against a seeded player at the tournament. Then I just sort of let up a little bit, and he played well in that tiebreaker ,” Raonic said.

Canada ’s Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open with a 7-6 (4), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Argentine qualifier Carlos Berlocq on Monday. It wasn’t a clean win for Raonic , who committed 45 unforced errors compared to Berlocq’s 11.

STUTTGART, Germany — Canada's Milos Raonic is off to the quarterfinals of the Stuttgart Open.

The No. 6 seed from Thornhill, Ont., edged Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1) in second-round action of the ATP Tour 250 grass-court event on Wednesday.

It was the second third-set tiebreak win in a row for Raonic, who beat Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin in the first round.

The hard-hitting Raonic out-aced the 79th-ranked Tsonga 24-15. The Canadian saved all four of Tsonga's four break-point chances.

Raonic, the runner-up in Stuttgart last year, will face Hungary's Marton Fucsovics in the quarterfinals.

The 52nd-ranked Fucsovics upset No. 4 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday.

Raonic is playing for the first time since suffering a right knee injury in late March.

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime, the No. 7 seed, will meet France's Gilles Simon in a second-round match on Thursday.

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Norway beats Australia on penalties to reach quarterfinals.
NICE, France — Ingrid Hjelmseth proved to be a shootout hero once again as Norway beat Australia on penalties Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. Hjelmseth saved Emily Gielnik's kick and Ingrid Engen, who is playing in her first World Cup, hit the decisive penalty as Norway won the shootout 4-1 after the match had finished 1-1. Australia captain Sam Kerr, who was frustrated by Norway most of the night despite several opportunities, fired her penalty shot high and wide. "It was a great win," Hjelmseth said. "I was just focusing and picking a side when they put the ball down.

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