Maintaining his tremendous form, Milos Raonic has reached the quarterfinals of a tournament for the sixth time this season.
A straight-set 6-4, 6-4 win on a clay court in Madrid over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France on Thursday ensured that Raonic has made the final eight of every event he played in 2016, a feat all the more impressive considering his adductor injury sustained at the Australian Open semifinals.
Raonic dispatched the Frenchman Tsonga in just 72 minutes, setting up a mammoth tie against world number one Novak Djokovic on Friday at the Madrid Open.
The world no. 10 Canadian has never beaten Djokovic in the six matches the two have played, their latest in the final of the Indian Wells masters tournament in California on hard court, where Raonic was hobbled by his injury from Australia.
Raonic versus Djokovic is scheduled for approximately 3:30 p.m. ET. It will be shown live on TSN 5 in Canada.