Wimbledon: Milos Raonic reaches the quarter-finals for a third year

Wimbledon: Milos Raonic accède aux quarts de finale pour une troisième année

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The Canadian Milos Raonic, celebrating his victory against American Mackenzie McDonald

The Canadian Milos Raonic has qualified for the quarter-finals of the tournament of Wimbledon for the third year in a row.

The 13th-seeded defeated the American Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in the fourth round.

Once again, Raonic was dominant at the service. McDonald has not had a single opportunity to break against Raonic.

“I was more aggressive,” said Raonic when he was asked to compare this match to his previous three. I missed a few opportunities in the third inning. Then, I got a little loose, and he has played well in the tiebreaker. Apart from that, it was a match rather well played. I have not granted any ball breakage. I’ve done a lot of good things. “

Raonic, the best player in the tie-break of the circuit of the ATP last year, has lost his first tiebreaker of the tournament in the third round after winning its previous four. But the Ontario 27-year-old came back stronger in the fourth inning to come to the end of McDonald, 103rd best player in the world.

Raonic has lost to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals last year. In 2016, it was tilted to face Andy Murray in the final.

Fifth confrontation

Raonic will face American John Isner, no. 9, who conquered the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, no. 31, 6-4, 7-6 (8), 7-6 (4). This will be the first match of Raonic against a player rated head series since the start of the tournament.

This will be the fifth clash between the two powerful servers, and Isner dominates with three wins. Isner won the first three meetings before losing in two rounds at the Masters in Cincinnati in 2016.

“The key will be to get one, two, three points here and there. It is almost everything. I don’t think we have a lot of consecutive occasions on the service of the other. I think it’s going to be very tight. “

The four games between Raonic and Isner have all been featured on hard surface and for nine innings they have played one against the other, seven have required a tie breaker.

In addition, the Ottawa Gabriela Dabrowski will be quarter-finals in women’s doubles.

Dabrowski and his chinese partner, Xu Yifan, sixth-seeded, have been due to the American Vania King and the Slovenian Katarina Srebotnik 6-3, 6-3 in the third round.

Dabrowski and Xu will face American Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Czech Lucie Safarova in the quarter-finals.

One sixteenth to one quarter-final to Roger Federer

Roger Federer has once again shown convincing on the court at the time of booting the second week at Wimbledon. The Swiss has qualified for the 16th time to the quarter-finals of the tournament English, his record as he improves, by virtue of a victory of 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 against the French Adrian Mannarino. The eightfold champion has gained his last victory with maximum efficiency on the center court, especially during a first round of 16 minutes, where the favorite has lost only five points. Federer has now won 32 consecutive rounds of gameplay to Wimbledon and it is no more than one win in three rounds to improve his longest sequence of its kind in All England Club. He had won 34 rounds in a row between the third round in 2005 and final in 2006.