Milos Raonic advances to quarters of Mercedes Cup


Canada’s Milos Raonic is thru to the quarter-finals of the Mercedes Cup after posting a 6-2, 6-Four win over Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics on Thursday.

As he usually does, Raonic used his fearsome serve to his benefit within the second-round match. He had 19 aces, in contrast to simply three for Fucsovics.

Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., gained 86 per cent of his first service factors, and 92 per cent of second service factors. The seventh seed transformed all three of his break level alternatives, and by no means confronted break level himself.

Subsequent up for Raonic is third-seed Tomas Berdych. Raonic holds a 5-Three edge in earlier matchups towards Berdych, although the Czech veteran gained their final assembly within the semifinals of the 2017 Lyon clay-court event.

Raonic is enjoying within the grass-court Stuttgart occasion as he prepares for Wimbledon after lacking the top of the clay-court season, together with the French Open, with an undisclosed damage.



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