Raonic reaches round of 16 at Wimbledon 2019

Milos Raonic (Daniel J. Cooper Wikipedia Commons)

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ontario reached the round of 16 in Wimbledon in 2019. Canada’s best singles tennis player at the moment who was ranked 15th in the men’s singles tournament, beat Reilly Opelka of the United States 7-6, 6-2, 6-1 on Friday, before losing to Guido Pella of Argentina 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 8-6 in a tough defeat on Monday.

Raonic will probably see his ranking drop slightly after Wimbledon. He was unable to defend all of his points he earned from Wimbledon in 2018 by advancing to the quarterfinals.

The fact that he only reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon this year could be considered a disappointment. He was completely in control against Pella and had an opportunity to serve for the match, but was broken by Pella in the fourth set. It was the first time in Raonic’s career that he was up two sets to love and lost.┬áRaonic also lost to a lower ranked player. Pella was seeded 26th.

In other action, Gabriela Dabrowski of Ottawa is still in contention in women’s doubles and mixed doubles. In mixed doubles, Dabrowski and Mate Pavic of Croatia are ranked third and are in the third round. While in women’s doubles, Dabrowski and Yifan Xu of China are ranked fourth and are in the quarterfinals.

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