Raonic makes Slam history

French Open

2014-05-30 21:57

Milos Raonic (AFP)

Paris – Milos Raonic on Friday became the first Canadian man in history to reach the last 16 of the French Open.

The 23-year-old number eight seed defeated France’s 29th seed Gilles Simon 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5 in a match which ended in the gloom at 21:30.

Raonic will face either Martin Klizan of Slovakia or Spain’s Marcel Granollers for a place in the quarter-finals.

Results on Friday at the French Open, the sixth day of the season’s second Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros (x denotes seeded player):

Men

Third round
Tomas Berdych (CZE x6) bt Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP x27) 6-1, 6-2, 6-7 (4/7), 6-4
John Isner (USA x10) bt Tommy Robredo (ESP x17) 7-6 (15/13), 7-6 (7/3), 6-7 (5/7), 7-5
Ernests Gulbis (LAT x18) bt Radek Stepanek (CZE) 6-3, 6-2, 7-5
Roger Federer (SUI x4) bt Dmitry Tursunov (RUS x31) 7-5, 6-7 (7/9), 6-2, 6-4
Milos Raonic (CAN x8) bt Gilles Simon (FRA x29) 4-6, 6-3, 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA x13) bt Jerzy Janowicz (POL x22) 6-4, 6-4, 6-3
Novak Djokovic (SRB x2) bt Marin Cilic (CRO x25) 6-3, 6-2, 6-7 (2/7), 6-4

Women

Third round
Garbine Muguruza (ESP) bt Anna Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-2, 6-4
Pauline Parmentier (FRA) bt Mona Barthel (GER) 1-6, 6-1, 7-5
Samantha Stosur (AUS x19) bt Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x9) 6-4, 6-4
Maria Sharapova (RUS x7) bt Paula Ormaechea (ARG) 6-0, 6-0
Ajla Tomljanovic (CRO) bt Agnieszka Radwanska (POL x3) 6-4, 6-4
Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP x14) bt Taylor Townsend (USA) 6-2, 6-2
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN x18) bt Johanna Larsson (SWE) 7-5, 6-4
Angelique Kerber (GER x8) bt Daniela Hantuchova (SVK x31) 7-5, 6-3

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