Sports: Lopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

SportsLopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime

21:51  21 june  2019
21:51  21 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

Canadian Milos Raonic advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals with tiebreak win

Canadian Milos Raonic advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals with tiebreak win 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.

Lopez beats Raonic to set up showdown with Auger-Aliassime© Provided by Canadian Press Enterprises Inc

LONDON — Former winner Feliciano Lopez hit 16 aces to beat Milos Raonic 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the Queen's Club quarterfinals on Friday.

Lopez, who was the tournament's oldest champion when he won at 35 in 2017, next faces up-and-coming star Felix Auger-Aliassime in the semifinals. The 18-year-old Canadian defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-2.

The age differential between the players will be the greatest in an ATP Tour semifinal or final since the 43-year-old Ken Rosewall defeated 23-year-old American Pat Dupre to reach the Hong Kong Grand Prix final in 1977.

Also, the fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev defeated Diego Schwartzman 6-2, 6-2 for a semifinal against Gilles Simon. The French player defeated compatriot Nicolas Mahut 7-6 (5), 5-7, 7-6 (3).

Defending champion Marin Cilic and former winner Grigor Dimitrov were both knocked out in the second round on Thursday.

Andy Murray was to play later Friday in a doubles with Lopez as the three-time Grand Slam champion continues his comeback after five months away from the sport due to hip surgery.

___

More AP Tennis: https://www.apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

The Associated Press

Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon.
Raonic lone Canadian left in singles after Auger-Aliassime loses at Wimbledon

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!