Indian Wells - Canadian Milos
Raonic survived a scare from 217th-ranked qualifier Marcos Giron on
Monday, rallying in the third set for a 4-6,
6-4, 6-4 victory in the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Giron, 25, looked set to claim the biggest win of a career that has been
hindered by two hip operations when he took a 4-1 lead in the third set.
But Raonic, runner-up at Indian Wells in 2016, called on all of his
experience to turn things around against the American, who had never won two
ATP Tour matches in a row until this week.
"I just stuck to my game plan," Raonic said.
"I'm proud of the way I competed today. That's what got me
Raonic next faces Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.
Results on Monday
in the BNP Paribas Open WTA and ATP Masters hardcourt tournament (x-denotes
Gael Monfils (FRA x18) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-0, 6-3
Ivo Karlovic (CRO) bt Prajnesh Gunneswaran (IND) 6-3, 7-6 (7/3)
Dominic Thiem (AUT x7) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x27) 6-3, 6-1
Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) bt Alexander Zverev (GER x3) 6-3, 6-1
Milos Raonic (CAN x13) bt Marcos Giron (USA) 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) bt Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN) 6-7 (2/7), 6-4, 7-6
Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) bt Laslo Djere (SRB x30) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)
Naomi Osaka (JPN x1) bt Danielle Collins (USA x25) 6-4, 6-2
Belinda Bencic (SUI x23) bt Ekaterina Alexandrova (RUS) 6-4, 6-2
Anett Kontaveit (EST) bt Anastasia Sevastova (LAT) 5-0 retired
Karolina Pliskova (CZE x5) bt Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 6-3, 6-2
Venus Williams (USA) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-2, 7-5
Mona Barthel (GER) bt Julia Goerges (GER x15) 7-5, 1-6, 6-4
Aryna Sabalenka (BLR x9) bt Lesia Tsurenko (UKR x24) 6-2, 7-5
Angelique Kerber (GER x8) bt Natalia Vikhlyantseva (RUS) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3