Milos Raonic defeats Tommy Robredo, moves on to 3rd round at Australian Open

Dec 20 2017, 3:44 am

Milos Raonic has advanced to the third round at the Australian Open, after a straight sets win (7-6, 7-6, 7-5) over Tommy Robredo of Spain. Despite winning in straight sets, it wasn’t an easy game for Raonic, who had to squeak out a couple of sets in tiebreakers.

Robredo is ranked 42nd in the world, so it was a reasonable test for Raonic, who will face 21st seed Viktor Troicki in the next round.

In many ways, this was a classic Raonic game. He delivered 24 aces, while Robredo had none. He was able to break Robredo’s serve just once, doing so in the last game of the match.

Making it to the third round is becoming old hat for Raonic, who hasn’t failed to advance this far since Wimbledon in 2013. He has been especially good at the Aussie Open in his career, advancing to the 3rd round in all six of his appearances.

Raonic will be favoured in the next round also, and should be on a collision course with 4th ranked Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in the 4th round, if everything goes according to form.


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