Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raonic through to Third Round at French Open, Abanda Defeated by Wozniacki

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raonic through to Third Round at French Open, Abanda Defeated by Wozniacki

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Raonic through to third round at French Open

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PARIS - Canada's Milos Raonic is through to the third round of the French Open after a 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4 win over Brazil's Rogerio Dutra Silva on Wednesday.

Raonic fired his 25th ace of the day on match point to set up a third-round meeting with Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

The two hour 23 minute match could have been decided quicker had Raonic been more successful on break chances. The fifth seed from Thornhill, Ont., won just five of 20 break points.

After dropping a first set where he was broken twice, Raonic controlled the next two before running into some trouble in the fourth.

Raonic and Dutra Silva held serve until the ninth game, where the Brazilian faced triple break point. But Raonic couldn't put the Brazilian away until his seventh break point, throwing his racket to the ground at one point. …

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