Raonic Outslugged Wawrinka


MATCH OF THE DAY: [4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) vs. [13] Milos Raonic (CAN)

While on paper it may look like an upset, Raonic was a top ten player until injury and subsequent surgery disrupted his game. Granted in four matches against Wawrinka, Raonic had won only one set. However, Raonic is a confident player who believes in himself and his game and he plays every point with that conviction.  The mental edge despite their head-to-head went to Raonic who is extremely motivated to get back into the ranks of the elite. It was not an easy victory though, after securing the first two sets, Wawrinka made a charge in the next two sets.  Victory would go to the player that won the fifth set.  Who was fitter mentally and physically?  Who wanted it more? Raonic outslugged Wawrinka to win 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 4-6, 6-3.



[3] C. Garcia/K. Mladenovic (FRA) lost to J. Goerges (GER)/Ka. Pliskova (CZE)….1-6, 6-7(5)

[3] B. &M. Bryan (USA) lost to [13] R. Klaasen (RSA)/R. Ram (USA)….6-3, 3-6, 4-6

[4] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) lost to [13] Milos Raonic (CAN)….4-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, 3-6

[5] A. Pavlyuchenkova/E. Vesnina (RUS) lost to V. King (USA)/A. Kudryavtseva (RUS)..6-2, 4-6, 3-6

[10] John Isner (USA) lost to [8] David Ferrer (ESP)….4-6, 4-6, 5-7

[11] D. Inglot (GBR)/R. Lindstedt (SWE) lost to J. Murray (GBR)/B. Soares (BRA)….3-6, 4-6

[12] J. Cabal/R. Farah (COL) lost to A. Mannarino/L. Pouille (FRA)….3-6, 6-7(6)

[15] Madison Keys (USA) lost to Shuai Zhang (CHN)….6-3, 3-6, 3-6

[16] Bernard Tomic (AUS) lost to [2] Andy Murray (GBR)….4-6, 4-6, 6-7(4)

[21] Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) lost to Johanna Konta (GBR)….6-4, 4-6, 6-8



Rajeev Ram with partner upset the Bryan brothers.  While it’s a win for Ram, it comes at the expense of a pair of Americans.

Vania King continues to shine in doubles with her partner; they upset the number five seeds.

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