ATP Tour

Raonic rallies to reach Indian Wells Round 4

2019-03-12 07:00
Milos Raonic (Getty)

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 through."

Raonic next faces Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka.

Results on Monday in the BNP Paribas Open WTA and ATP Masters hardcourt tournament (x-denotes seeded player):


Third round

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 (7/5)

Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) bt Laslo Djere (SRB x30) 6-2, 7-6 (7/3)


Third round

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

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