Milos Raonic will face Stanislas Wawrinka today in what promises to be an exciting Western and Southern Open quarter-final
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Milos Raonic has recently broken into the top twenty, and if he remains injury free it seems more than likely that he’ll stay there for a long time. The young Canadian has been enjoying a terrific season and things only seem to be getting better for him this week in Cincinnati.
Raonic was in fine form yesterday as he sealed a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 victory over fifth seed Tomas Berdych. Despite eventually clinching the win, the Canadian admitted that Berdych’s hard-hitting approach has caused him a few problems.
“I think that was the issue with the second set,” admitted Raonic. “I was just trying to play a little bit too flat and hard through him. I wasn't using height and sort of angles to pull him off the court. I think he does that better than I do. But it was a good match for me. I did a lot of things well, and I'm happy with the way I closed it out after I had a really bad lapse in the second set.”
Next up for Raonic is a quarter-final clash against Stanislas Wawrinka. Switzerland’s No. 2 produced a fine performance to oust fourteenth seed Kei Nishikori yesterday, 6-3, 6-3.
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between these two players. Wawrinka has experience on his side, but that often counts for little against a player like Raonic, who doesn’t get broken on serve unless his opponent remains extremely focused.