Raonic rebounds on grass

Milos Raonic seems to be more comfortable playing on grass. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Milos Raonic seems to be more comfortable playing on grass. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:52 PM ET

HALLE, Germany -- It seems Canadian Milos Raonic much prefers grass to clay.

Playing in a Wimbledon warmup, Raonic disposed of Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-3, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open on grass in Halle, Germany.

Raonic, 20, a native of Thornhill, Ont., had 12 aces and needed only 66 minutes to defeat the Spaniard.

It was a turnaround from Raonic's previous three tournaments, all played on clay in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros, and all early exits.

In the second round, the eighth-seeded Raonic will face Germany's Tobias Kamke.

Other seeded players to win first-round matches at Halle included Viktor Troicki, Florian Mayer and Philipp Petzschner.


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