Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raonic Downs Kecmanovic in Straight Sets to Advance at Brisbane International

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Raonic Downs Kecmanovic in Straight Sets to Advance at Brisbane International

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Raonic advances at Brisbane International

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BRISBANE, Australia - Canada's Milos Raonic advanced to the quarterfinals at the Brisbane International on Wednesday by downing Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-3, 7-6 (2).

The 28-year-old Raonic will face fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the quarters.

Raonic recorded a mini break on Kecmanovic's first serve in the second-set tiebreak, then did that again twice more to go up 6-2 and 7-2 to win the match.

The Thornhill, Ont., product and former world No. 3 is starting the 2019 tennis season ranked No. 18 in the world after battling injuries over the last two years.

Raonic, Canada's top-ranked player, has done well in Brisbane in the past. He captured the title there in 2016 after stunning Swiss superstar Roger Federer in the final and was a runner-up at the event in 2015. …

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