Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Milos Raonic Beats Tipsarevic, Advances to Second Round at French Open

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada's Milos Raonic Beats Tipsarevic, Advances to Second Round at French Open

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Raonic advances to second round at French Open

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PARIS - Milos Raonic advanced to the second round of the French Open with a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over Janko Tipsarevic on Monday.

Raonic, form Thornhill, Ont., fired 10 aces in the straight-sets win and had 15 break-point attempts against his Serbian opponent, converting four of them.

"I was happy I was quite efficient on court," Raonic told reporters after the match. "I was able to move on and give myself something to prepare for in the next match, and to be better."

The eighth-seeded Canadian also hit into five double faults and had 28 unforced errors in a match delayed a day by rain in Paris. Tipsarevic had 29 unforced errors.

"I should have played better to close out the match when I had the opportunities," Raonic said. …

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