Wimbledon

Former finalist Raonic back in Wimbledon groove

2017-07-04 16:37
Milos Raonic (Getty Images)

London - Milos Raonic was back in the old routine as last year's Wimbledon runner-up advanced to the second round with a 7-6 (7/5), 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) win against Jan-Lennard Struff on Tuesday.

Big-serving Raonic became the first Canadian man to make a Grand Slam final with his impressive Wimbledon run 12 months ago before losing the title match to Andy Murray.

The sixth seed made a business-like start to his bid to make a second major final, in the process extended German world number 53 Struff's losing streak at Grand Slams to 10 matches.

Raonic, 26, will take on Russia's Mikhail Youzhny for a place in the last 32.

Wimbledon results on Tuesday, the second day of the 2017 championships at the All England Club (x denotes seeding):

Men

1st rd

Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) bt Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 6-2, 7-5, 6-4

Mischa Zverev (GER x27) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS) 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Ernests Gulbis (LAT) bt Vctor Estrella (DOM) 6-1, 6-1, 6-2

Adam Pavlsek (CZE) bt Ernesto Escobedo (USA) 6-7 (7/9), 6-1, 6-3, 6-1

Women

1st rd

Sorana Cirstea (ROM) bt Kiki Bertens (NED x23) 7-6 (7/4), 7-5

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA) bt Magda Linette (POL) 1-6, 6-2, 6-3

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 6-4, 6-1

Tatjana Malek (GER) bt Anastasia Potapova (RUS) 6-3, 2-2 -- retired

Coco Vandeweghe (USA x24) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 7-5, 6-2






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