Tennis: These Canadian players will grab attention on Thursday

Tennis: These Canadian players will grab attention on Thursday

After a successful return to action on Tuesday, powerhouse servant Milos Raonic will look to stay on track for success in his second-round match at the Tennis Championships in S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, on Thursday.

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The former world number three has a date with Australian Jordan Thompson 103H An ATP racquet, and he’ll want to take advantage of his service efficiency.

Confronting the fifth seed of the competition with 39H Serbian Canadian Miomir Kekmanovic, from the professional circuit, hit 15 aces in the 6-3, 6-4 victory.

If the past is a guarantee for the future, he will achieve his goals: In the only other duel between him and Thompson, in the second round of the 2021 Miami tournament, he conceded only three matches.

If Raonic wins, he will face favorite Daniil Medvedev or Frenchman Adrien Mannarino in the quarterfinals.

Present in the main draw thanks to a protected ranking, he intends to play at Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam event of the season which begins on July 3.

Andreescu’s chance

On the women’s side, Ontario’s Bianca Andreescu will face Slovakia’s Viktoria Hrncakova, 102.H In the second round match.

The sixth seed and 37thH The WTA Player of the Year pulled off a first stint by defeating Turkey’s Zeynep Sonmez from the start and wants to show more consistency at the start of the campaign on grass.

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On clay at Roland Garros, she reached the mixed doubles final alongside New Zealand’s Michael Venus, while in the women’s singles she was defeated by Victoria Azarenka in her opening meeting.

But Andreescu also lost in two identical sets 6-1 to Ukrainian Lesya Tsurenko in the third round. The victory on Thursday will earn her a match with American Ashlyn Kruger (107H) in a quarter.

In addition, Canadian Carol Zhao quickly lost her flag against favorite Veronika Kudermitova. The Russian won 6-1 6-3 on Wednesday.

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