Milos Raonic of Canada and Dennis Novak of Austria beat their respective Wimbledon second-round opponents, and are set to face each other in the third round. India’s Purav Raja and his French partner Fabrice Martin lost o crash out of the men’s doubles… reports Asian Lite News

( Milos Raonic of Canada returns a shot

Despite all three sets going to tie-breaks, world No 32 Raonic pulled through in the key moments and beat world No 56 John Millman of Australia 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4) in two hours and 38 minutes, reported Efe.

Novak, world No 171, earned a big upset over world No 19 Lucas Pouille of France 6-4, 6-2, 6-7 (8-10), 3-6, 6-2, in a match that lasted nearly three hours after Novak failed to seal the win in a gruelling third-set tiebreaker.

Elsewhere at Wimbledon, world No 13 Sam Querrey of the US eliminated world No 109 Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, 6-3, while Russia’s Daniil Medvedev, world No 67, earned a straight-set victory over world No 65 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.

India’s Purav Raja and his French partner Fabrice Martin lost a hard fought five-set battle to crash out of the men’s doubles competition at the Wimbledon tennis tournament here on Wednesday.

Up against Dušan Lajovic of Serbia and Bosnia’s Mirza Bašic in the first round, the Indo-French combination lost 2-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-4, 9-11 in a mammoth encounter which lasted three hours and 37 minutes.

Lajovic and Bašic will next meet the winner of the first round contest between Nikola Mektic of Croatia and Austria’s Alexander Peya and the Canadian-Austrian team of Daniel Nestor and Jurgen Melzer.



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