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Canada's Raonic surprises Phau at Australian Open

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., fired 27 aces and twice that many winners to record the first win of his Grand Slam career, 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) over Bjorn Phau of Germany in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Canadian Milos Raonic fired 27 aces and twice that many winners to record the first win of his Grand Slam career.

The 20-year-old Canadian from Thornhill, Ont., defeated German Bjorn Phau 7-6 (7-3), 6-3, 7-6 (10-8) in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday.

Raonic is ranked 152nd in the world compared to No. 85 for the German.

The match lasted just over two hours.