Canadian tennis champ, Milos Raonic has just defeated Alexander Zverev and is moving to the quarterfinals
After an amazing game in the Round of 16, Milos Raonic is now moving to the quarterfinals at the Australian Open 2019.
Milos Raonic, 28, gained victory over world No. 4 Alexander Zverev of Germany in straight sets on Monday, 6-1, 6-1, 7-6 (5) to advance to the final 8. This game went down at Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Park, Australia.
With 15 total aces, Raonic wasn’t defeated by his loss to Zverev at the first game of the opening match.
Milos Raonic will face either Croatia’s Borna Cilic or France’s Lucas Pouille, who would both play their fourth-round match later Monday.
The absurd part of the defeat was that out of frustration, Zverev took out his anger on his raquet, thereby smashing it into pieces after falling behind 4-1 in the second set.
The 21-year-old German had 10 double faults, with five of those in the second set alone.
With a handshake of encouragement from Raonic, Zverev should be less frustrated, most likely.
Milos Raonic is now No. 17 in the world rankings and has made the tournament’s quarterfinals three times before. His best finish coming was in 2016, and that was when he bowed out of the semifinals against Andy Murray.
Here are full details of the scores:
|71%||First serve %||69%|
|70%||Win % on 1st serve||79%|
|43%||Win % on 2nd serve||58%|
|1||Break points won||6|
|22||Receiving points won||40|
|1||Max games won in a row||8|
|6||Max points won in a row||9|
|50||Service points won||56|
|7||Service games won||12|