milos raonic

(ISN) – Montreal, July 1, 2014 – After Eugenie Bouchard (Westmount, QC) yesterday, Milos Raonic (Thornhill, ON) joined his compatriot in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday, becoming the first Canadian man in the Open Era to reach the final eight in London.

Raonic earned his first win in three tries over Japan’s Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 7-6(4), 6-3. The 23-year-old was broken for the first time in the tournament in the opening game of the match, but that was all he would give to Nishikori on serve. Raonic broke twice in the second set, hit 14 aces and won 96 percent of his first serve points in the third, and broke Nishikori at 4-3 in the fourth to close out the match in four sets after saving a break point while serving for the match. He advances to his second straight Major quarter-final.

Raonic will face the winner of the fourth round match between Spaniard Rafael Nadal and young Aussie Nick Kyrgios.

Nestor reaches doubles quarters; Pospisil advances to third round
Daniel Nestor (Toronto, ON) advanced to the doubles quarter-finals on Tuesday alongside Nenad Zimonjic of Serbia. The tournament’s third seeds defeated Pablo Cuevas and David Marrero in straight sets 7-6(8), 6-4, 6-4. Meanwhile, Vasek Pospisil (Vancouver, BC) and American Jack Sock advanced to the third round after knocking out the eighth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi 6-7(3), 7-6(5), 6-3, 4-6, 7-5.