Canada's Milos Raonic ousted in 2nd round of Qatar Open in return from injury
29-year-old hadn't played since Oct. 30 because of back injury
Canada's Milos Raonic is out of the Qatar Open tennis tournament after losing 7-6 (4), 7-6 (4) to French qualifier Corentin Moutet in second-round action on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old Moutet showed poise against the Canadian veteran. He was accurate on 74 per cent of his first serves, won 71 per cent of first-serve points and 63 per cent of second-serve points. He also had just three double-faults to five for Raonic.
Both players were broken just once on three opportunities.
The 29-year-old Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was making his first appearance on court since Oct. 30, when he fell to Dominic Thiem in the second round of the Paris Masters. He missed Canada's run to the Davis Cup final in November with a back injury.