January 9, 2013
Milos Raonic loses in exhibition tournament
By QMI Agency
Milos Raonic dropped his opening match at the AAMI Classic in Melbourne, Australia, on Wednesday, falling to Australia's Lleyton Hewitt 6-3, 1-6, 7-6(4) at the exhibition tournament.
The native of Thornhill, Ont, held a 3-0 lead in the third-set tiebreaker before Hewitt came back strong to take the match. The former world No. 1 also beat Raonic in the third round of the Australian Open one year ago.
Raonic still has two matches to play at the Australian Open tune-up, which features an eight-man field and uses a promotion/relegation format. The 22-year-old will take on Croatian Ivan Dodig on Thursday.