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Wimbledon | Raonic in three tiebreaks

Wimbledon | Raonic in three tiebreaks

MILOS Raonic, the beaten 2016 Wimbledon finalist, saw off Australian John Millman 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 7-6(4) to make the third round for the sixth year in a row.

And the 13th seed felt blinking marvellous after enduring the sun his eyes at the end of the second set.

got stuck on that service game serving for the set with the sun in my eyes, Milos Raonic

The Canadian defeated by Britain’s Andy Murray in the final two years ago has suffered wrist problems.

But his victory over unseeded Millman proves he is on his way back.

He said: “For the first set and a half I didn’t really create much, especially on his serve. I was fortunate to get through that tiebreaker on two well-played points. And then I thought I started playing well midway through the second set.

“I got stuck on that service game serving for the set with the sun in my eyes, but other than that, I think I beat him quite a few games to 30, had some opportunities that I just didn’t make the most of. But overall happy to be through and happy to be moving on.”

About The Author

Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan is a journalist and author who has covered tennis for more than 20 years. He was tennis correspondent on Today, the first all-electronic, all-colour newspaper, and contributed to the official Wimbledon website. He has scribed for most national dailies and magazines on the sport of the fuzzy green ball, as the late Bud Collins used to describe tennis. Mike has twice won British Sports Writer of the Year awards. He is the author of a variety of football books and has one coming out on Pitch Publishing in September called ‘Glory Glory Lane’, about the 118-year history of Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.

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