Milos Raonic in the quarter-finals at the tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia

Milos Raonic en quarts de finale au tournoi de tennis de Brisbane en Australie

Photo: Saeed Khan, Agence France-Presse
Milos Raonic will face in the next round the fourth-seeded, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, which was disposed of Wednesday, the Scottish Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2.

Milos Raonic reached Wednesday, the quarter-finals of the International, of Brisbane, Australia, by defeating the Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic 6-3, 7-6 (2).

The Ontario 28-year-old has managed 21 aces during the match compared to only three for his opponent.

He will face the next round will be the fourth head of series, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, which was disposed of Wednesday, the Scottish Andy Murray 7-5, 6-2. Ontario has lost his only bout in his career in the face of Medvedev, in Tokyo last year.

Raonic, a former holder of the third rank at the world ranking of the ATP, currently occupies the 18th place after having been slowed by numerous injuries the last two years.

The Canadian has always played well in Brisbane. He won the tournament in 2016 by defeating in the final, Switzerland’s Roger Federer. He had reached the final in 2015 and the semi-finals twice previously.

In addition, the Spanish Rafael Nadal had to forfeit the tournament on Wednesday to ensure that you will be able to participate in the Australian open, first major of the season, at the end of the month.

Second-seeded, Nadal, who has attributed his withdrawal to a left hamstring injury, had to play in Brisbane, her first official tournament since its withdrawal from the International of the United States, in September, due to a knee injury.

After having been subjected to a test magnetic resonance imaging, doctors in Australia and Spain have told him that to play this week would greatly increase the chances of sustaining an injury more serious.

Taro Daniel, drafted of qualifications, will replace it in the main table. It will come into action in the second round Thursday against the French Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

In the other matches in the program on Wednesday, the reigning champion, the Australian Nick Kyrgios, has lowered the flag in front of the Frenchman Jérémy Chardy 6-7 (5), 6-2, 6-3, while the third-seeded Kyle Edmund, has been taken by surprise by the Japanese from the qualifications Yasutaka Uchiyama 7-6 (6), 6-4.

Second, the Japanese Kei Nishikori has also reached the next round by defeating American Denis Kudla 7-5, 6-2. He will face in the quarter-the champion 2017 Grigor Dimitrov, tombeur of the Australian John Millman 6-3, 6-4.

Seventh head of series, the Australian Alex De Minaur has also reached the next round by beating his compatriot Jordan Thompson 6-4, 6-2.

For the ladies, the champion title, Elina Svitolina was also made to show the output. She was eliminated by Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in the last match of the day.

The fourth-seeded Petra Kvitova, has suffered the same fate at the hands of Anett Kontaveit, who has scored a victory of 7-5, 7-6 (1) to reach the quarter-finals.

Fifth, Karolina Pliskova has eliminated Marie Bouzkova 7-5, 6-2 ; Ajla Tomljanovic defeated Johanna Konta 6-2, 7-6 (2), while Donna Vekic has surprised the sixth-seeded Kiki Bertens 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-5.

With The Associated Press

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