Canadian Milos Raonic defeated the No. 22 seed Michael Llodra of France last night in a big upset at the Australian Open. Raonic is 20 years old and currently ranked 152nd in the world, and this is just the second grand slam event that he has been a part of. Raonic will have a tough next match against the No. 10 seed Mikhail Youzhny, but if Raonic can stay focused and keep serving as well as he has been, he might stand a chance.
I got a chance to watch Raonic practice a lot at the Rogers Cup this past summer, and it's exciting to see him doing well and actually making it into the third round of a major tournament. It's not often that I get to cheer for a Canadian during a grand slam event (except for Daniel Nestor in the doubles of course), so I would love to see how far Raonic can go.
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