Wimbledon 2016: Milos Raonic up and running as Big Mac watches on

Milos Raonic proceeded into the second round at Wimbledon with a 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4 win over Pablo Carreno Busta.

By: Reuters | London | Published: June 28, 2016 12:05:36 am
Milos Raonic, Raonic, Wimbledon 2016, Wimbledon, Milos Raonic vs Pablo Carreno Busta, Pablo Carreno Busta vs Milos Raonic, Raonic vs Busta, Tennis Milos Raonic’s best performance came in Wimbledon 2014 when he lost to Roger Federer in quarter-finals.

Under the watchful gaze of new coach and tennis royalty John McEnroe, sixth seed Milos Raonic got off to a solid start with a 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4 win over Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta at Wimbledon on Monday.

While the Canadian was not at the powerful best that took him to his first grasscourt final at Queen’s just over a week ago, his class and big serve overwhelmed Carreno Busta 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4.

Much of the attention on Court Two was devoted to three-times Wimbledon champion McEnroe, who slipped into the players’ box when Raonic was 3-2 up in a close first set. As many cameras and phones were pointed at him as his 25-year-old charge.

Raonic, hoping to better his 2014 semi-final appearance when he lost to Roger Federer, took the second set with a cheeky lob over the Spaniard, ranked 46th in the world. The Canadian needed seven match points to seal the match in the third.

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