|Posted on August 7, 2014 at 6:30 PM|
ROGERS CUP 2014
Raonic Reaches Toronto QFs; Lopez Ousts Berdych
by ATP Staff | 07.08.2014
Top Canadian Milos Raonic came through another test in Toronto, prevailing against Frenchman Julien Benneteau 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 on Thursday evening for a place in the Rogers Cup quarter-finals.
Raonic, who last week won the Citi Open title in Washington, D.C., will take a 2-1 FedEx ATP Head2Head record into his next match against the left-handed Feliciano Lopez.
"Obviously as a lefty, things are going to change a little bit with the angles," noted Raonic. "I have been able to find answers in the past against [Lopez], so I'm just going to have that same approach. I feel like I have improved since the last time I played him. I'm looking forward to playing better tomorrow than I did today."
The unseeded Spaniard also went up the decisive break against Tomas Berdych to start the third set, knocking out the fourth seed 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in one hour and 55 minutes.
Raonic advances to the quarter-finals for a third straight year on home soil, highlighted by his runner-up finish to Rafael Nadal last year.
Lopez is through the quarter-finals at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament for the first time since his debut in 2003 (l. to Nalbandian).
hopefully Tomas will be fine in Cincinnati next week
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