Raonic Falters, But Impresses on the Clay in Barcelona
Canada’s Milos Raonic is turning heads. The hard-serving Canadian bowed out today to David Ferrer, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (5). The match was hotly-contested between the two, who have battled over the past 18 months several time. In fact, as the scores indicate, each set required an extra game for a decision. There is no way around it, Ferrer has Raonic’s number…well, polo logo.
Not all is bad for Raonic, however. His career has taken off in a relatively short time. The mostly unknown Thornhill, Ontario, native was not any anyone’s radar a few years ago. But after a strong 2011, and a good start to 2012, Milos is 25th in the ATP rankings.
Raonic began his great run at the Barcelona Open by defeating the world’s 13th seed, Nicholas Almagro. But, perhaps no victory in his career is as impressive as that of Friday night over Andy Murray, the world’s fourth-ranked player. On the strength of his serve and some timely breaks, Raonic defeated the Scotland native 6-4, 7-6 (3).
…and that is the last word.