Milos Raonic: Canada’s only hope
What must he do to salvage Rogers Cup for Canadians?
It happened to Genie. It almost happened to Milos.
One day after Eugenie Bouchard was shocked by American qualifier Shelby Rogers — the 113th-ranked player in the world — the same fate nearly happened to fellow Canadian Milos Raonic.
But after a nervous first set, Raonic responded by beating American Jack Sock 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Wednesday night at the Rogers Cup in Toronto.
Tournament organizers can exhale — at least for another day.
Still, this hasn’t been a sparkling event for Canadians at this tournament, which saw Wimbledon finalist Bouchard and Wimbledon doubles Vasek Pospisil — with Sock, coincidentally enough — headline a list of Canucks ousted from their national event.
All that’s left is Raonic.
How do you spell relief?
The task won’t be easy. With No. 1 Novak Djokovic and 17-time Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in the tournament, Raonic will have his hands full.
The 23-year-old Thornhill, Ont., star survived Sock, but can he keep it going?