Sports Magazine

Raonic into Australian Open Third Round

By Ash Dwight @ITakeTheeTennis

Raonic into Australian Open Third Round

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.
Photo: Yuriko Nakao/REUTERS

You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Raonic Upsets Youzhny at Aussie Open

    Raonic Upsets Youzhny Aussie Open

    Canadian Milos Raonic defeated Mikhail Youzhny 6–4, 7–5, 4–6, 6–4 to move into the fourth round of the Australian Open. This is a huge win for the 152nd ranked... Read more

    By  Ash Dwight
  • Australian Open Day 3: Federer Interview

    Roger Federer defeats Gilles Simon in a close five setter Q. You warned us two days ago it was going to be close and it was going to be tough. Did you really... Read more

    By  Ash Dwight
  • Thailand Open Draw

    Thailand Open Draw

    The draw has been done for the Thailand Open, and there are a few interesting potential match-ups. Let's start with the obvious one: Del Potro vs. Rochus. Read more

    By  Ash Dwight
  • French Open Men's Semifinal Predictions

    French Open Men's Semifinal Predictions

    Well, we couldn't have asked for two better semifinals: Rafa vs. Murray and Novak vs. Fed. I think it's pretty safe to say that Nadal is going to win his match... Read more

    By  Ash Dwight
  • Top 10 French Open Finals (post 1990)

    The French Open final is upon us and we’re hoping for a classic, so let’s remember a few classic finals from the past…1. Gaston Gaudio d. Read more

    By  Thetennistipster
  • Weekend Round-up

    Weekend Round-up

    A round-up of all the weekend’s action from the top four divisions in English football. Dirt Kuyt scored a hat-trick for Liverpool against Manchester United... Read more

    By  Can We Play You Every Week?
  • Pitching with a Runner on Third Base

    Pitching with Runner Third Base

    Here’s a tip for pitchers who find themselves with a runner on third base. Be sure to look at the runner prior to starting your delivery to home plate. Read more

    By  Meachrm