Sports Canadian Milos Raonic advances to third round at Australian Open

15:41  22 january  2020
15:41  22 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Canada's Denis Shapovalov draws Hungary's Marton Fucsovics at Australian Open

  Canada's Denis Shapovalov draws Hungary's Marton Fucsovics at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia — Top Canadian Denis Shapovalov will begin play at the Australian Open against an unfamiliar opponent. The No. 13 seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., will square off with world No. 66 Marton Fucsovics of Hungary in the opening round of the first Grand Slam of the season. It will be the first career meeting between the two players. The draw was held Thursday. Shapovalov, 20 opened the 2020 season with wins against top-10 players Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas at the ATP Cup before losing in a third-set tiebreak against No. 2 Novak Djokovic at the team event.

< Canadian Milos Raonic has advanced to the third round at the Australian Open after defeating Spain’s Tommy Robredo in straight sets on Thursday. The 25-year-old Raonic beat Robredo in second-round play, 7-6, 7-6, 7-5. The match took two hours 55 minutes to complete.

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday when German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew ahead of their match due to a muscle strain. Tsitsipas will next play No. 32 seed Milos Raonic or Chilean Cristian Garin.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Milos Raonic is heading to the third round at the Australian Open, keeping Canada's hopes alive in singles at the season's first Grand Slam.

The No. 32 seed from Thornhill, Ont., beat Chile's Cristian Garin 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday, needing one hour 37 minutes to complete the match. 

The 29-year-old Canadian served up 19 aces on his way to victory.

Raonic will face No. 6 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas in the third round. Tsitsipas got a walkover into the third round at Melbourne Park when Philipp Kohlschreiber pulled out of their scheduled match because a muscle strain.

Canadian Milos Raonic wins suspended match to begin play at Australian Open

  Canadian Milos Raonic wins suspended match to begin play at Australian Open MELBOURNE, Australia — Canada's Milos Raonic won his first match since October on Tuesday, finishing off a suspended opening-round contest at the Australian Open. The 32nd-seeded Raonic beat Italian lucky loser Lorenzo Giustino 6-2, 6-1, 6-3. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was one game away from winning the match on Monday when rain washed out play for the rest of the day. "To start off in that way, especially not having played a lot of matches, to play a pretty clean match and obviously to come back today and be efficient, all of those things are positive, something I can build off of," said Raonic.

Sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas reached the Australian Open third round after opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew injured. Organisers said the 36-year-old German had a muscle strain. Greece's Tsitsipas, 21, will face Canadian Milos Raonic or Cristian Garin of Chile in the third round .

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Eighth-seeded Milos Raonic reached the fourth round at a fourth Raonic became the first Canadian player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon last year He also advanced to the fourth round at the U.S. Open . He warmed up for this year's Australian

Raonic was the only Canadian to survive the opening round.

No. 13 seed Denis Shapovalov of Richmond Hill, Ont., No. 20 Felix Auger-Aliassime of Montreal and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver all lost on the men's side, while qualifier Leylah Annie Fernandez of Laval, Que., dropped a first-round women's match.

Top Canadian Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., didn't play because of a knee injury.

Raonic breezed through the first round, crushing Italian lucky loser Lorenzo Giustino in straight sets in a match held over two days. Rain postponed play Monday with Raonic one game away from winning his first match since October.

The second-round match pitted Raonic, ranked 35th in the world, against the player directly below him in the rankings.

Garin, 23, has yet to make it to the third round of a Grand Slam in his career.

Raonic has been plagued by injuries in recent years, missing large portions of the second half of last season with a back issue.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 22, 2020.

The Canadian Press

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