Join the Olympic Club

An all-access community uniting and rewarding Team Canada fans – it’s free. Gain points, rewards and get email updates from your Canadian Olympic Team.

Raonic makes clay court breakthrough in Monaco

Raonic makes clay court breakthrough in Monaco

By Asif Hossain

Canadian men’s tennis ace Milos Raonic is through to the quarterfinals at Monte Carlo Masters after beating Tommy Robredo of Spain 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday.

The world number 10 ranked Raonic, an eighth seed in the tournament, will meet Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland in the next round.

Wawrinka is an Olympic medallist in men’s doubles from Beijing 2008. The 29-year old won his first Grand Slam earlier this year at the 2014 Australian Open. He is ranked third in the world.

A quarterfinal appearance for Raonic in Monaco will mark the first time he has made it this far on a clay court in the ATP Masters 1000 Series.

“It’s a result of a lot of the good things I’m doing,” Raonic was quoted as saying in The Canadian Press following his latest win. “But I can do better and I’m looking forward to bringing that out in myself.”

Milos Raonic

Wawrinka has beaten Raonic both times the two crossed paths but the 23-year old Canadian is ready to put that behind him and build upon his recent improvements.

“I’m doing a lot of things well and I’m looking forward to that challenge.”

The singles tournament features several heavyweights including world’s top two ranked players Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic (tournament defending champion), along with world number four Roger Federer. All have advanced to the quarterfinals.

Raonic isn’t the only Canadian headed to the quarters in Monte Carlo. Sydney 2000 Olympic doubles champion Daniel Nestor and Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic have also moved on in Monte Carlo.

By Asif Hossain

Olympic Club

Upcoming GamesSee All

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

History will be made in 2016 when Rio de Janeiro, Brazil hosts the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, marking the first time that a South American country will welcome the world to an Olympic Games. It is also just the third time that the Games will be held in the southern hemisphere, following Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000.

Top Team Canada Fans

Al Redpath

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 109830 points
  • Earned this week: 3595 points

Kerri McGregor

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 92189 points
  • Earned this week: 3415 points

Ivy Tennis

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 78005 points
  • Earned this week: 2500 points

Clay Naslund

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 65249 points
  • Earned this week: 2411 points

Adam Kohn

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 44743 points
  • Earned this week: 2421 points

Michelle Chow

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 36216 points

Ian Duff

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 25750 points
  • Earned this week: 450 points

Benn Wood

Current Level

Legend

  • Total: 24965 points
  • Earned this week: 25 points

Website by zync.ca | Programmed by Trew Knowledge | Powered by WordPress.com VIP

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,107 other followers