Jul 16, 2016

Halep, Raonic to skip Rio Games

Two top-10 tennis players withdrew from the Rio Olympics on Friday, citing concerns about the Zika virus. Fifth-ranked Simona Halep on the women’s side and No. 7 Milos Raonic for the men announced their decisions after their names were listed on the International Tennis ...

Federer saves three match points, beats Cilic in five sets

Jul 7, 2016

Federer saves three match points, beats Cilic in five sets

The match, and Roger Federer’s bid for a record eighth Wimbledon championship, essentially should have been over after a little more than 1½ hours Wednesday. Already trailing two sets to none, he was down 0-40 while serving at 3-3 in the third. Once that ...

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

May 29, 2016

Ramos-Vinolas stuns Raonic, advances to French Open quarterfinals

Unheralded Spanish left-hander Albert Ramos-Vinolas reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal Sunday with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Canadian eighth seed Milos Raonic. Ramos-Vinolas, 28, had never got beyond the second round of any major before this Roland Garros and had failed to ...

Apr 15, 2016

Murray trounces Raonic, awaits Nadal in Monte Carlo semifinal

Andy Murray will face the toughest clay test imaginable at the Monte Carlo Masters as he plays a semifinal with Rafael Nadal after crushing Milos Raonic 6-2, 6-0 on Friday. Nadal, winner of eight straight titles here from 2005-12, holds the edge over the ...

Apr 12, 2016

Gasquet, Raonic advance in Monaco

Richard Gasquet converted all six of his break points as he beat Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-0 on Monday, and Milos Raonic had 13 aces in a 6-3, 7-5 win against wild card Marco Cecchinato in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Raonic ...

Djokovic, Azarenka claim titles in desert

Mar 21, 2016

Djokovic, Azarenka claim titles in desert

Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka rolled to easy victories in the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, with the top-ranked Serb collecting his record fifth title and Azarenka winning for the second time to get back into the world’s top 10. Djokovic beat Milos Raonic ...

Mar 1, 2016

Canadian duo out of Davis Cup tie against France

Canada’s Davis Cup hopes received a double blow on Monday when world No. 13 Milos Raonic and top doubles player Daniel Nestor pulled out of this weekend’s first-round tie against France in Guadeloupe. Raonic withdrew from the March 4-6 World Group tie as he ...

Murray outplays Raonic to reach Australian Open final

Jan 29, 2016

Murray outplays Raonic to reach Australian Open final

Iron-clad defense triumphed over all-out attack as Andy Murray overhauled Milos Raonic 4-6, 7-5, 6-7 (7-4), 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to book another Australian Open final against Melbourne Park nemesis Novak Djokovic. World No. 2 Murray came from behind twice to topple the rangy ...

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Jan 25, 2016

Murray, Raonic win through at Australian Open

Two nights after his father-in-law was rushed to the hospital, four-time finalist Andy Murray put personal distractions aside for long enough to beat Bernard Tomic and advance to the Australian Open quarterfinals. An agitated Murray yelled and berated himself, and had trouble at times ...

Grand Slam debutant Osaka advances to third round

Jan 21, 2016

Grand Slam debutant Osaka advances to third round

Japan’s 18-year-old Naomi Osaka reached the third round of her first Grand Slam on Thursday, defeating 18th seed Ukrainian Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-4 at the Australian Open. Born to a Haitian-American father and a Japanese mother, the 180-cm Osaka claimed four straight games from ...

Raonic takes revenge on Federer in Brisbane final

Jan 10, 2016

Raonic takes revenge on Federer in Brisbane final

An inspired Milos Raonic toppled Roger Federer 6-4, 6-4 to win the Brisbane International on Sunday and avenge his defeat to the Swiss master in last year’s final. Raonic unleashed his usual serving blitz but it was the rangy Canadian’s groundstrokes that impressed the ...