New York, Aug 26 IANS | 4 months ago

World No.6 Milos Raonic beat Japan's Taro Daniel 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) to progress to the 2014 US Open round 2.

Raonic powered as many as 20 aces in the three-set match, though he made 29 unforced errors, more than twice as many as Daniel's 13 Monday night, reports Xinhua.

It was a lopsided match, for the first two sets, in which Daniel won five games. The 21-year-old Japanese found a chance in the third set, winning three straight games to take a 6-5 lead.

Raonic found his rhythm back in time, hitting three aces in his following service game to force the set into tie-breaker.

Raonic showed enough intensity in the tiebreaker, finishing the match with a comfortable 7-1.

Raonic will next meet Peter Gojowczyk.

(Posted on 26-08-2014)

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