Milos Raonic rallies to knock off Jack Sock in Cincinnati

Milos Raonic of Canada serves to Jack Sock of the U.S. at the Southern and Western Open in...

Milos Raonic of Canada serves to Jack Sock of the U.S. at the Southern and Western Open in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 13, 2013. (REUTERS/John Somme)

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, Last Updated: 9:08 AM ET

There was no post-Rogers Cup letdown for Milos Raonic at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Raonic, ranked 10th in the world but seeded 12th in Cincy, got off to a slow start before blowing past American Jack Sock 3-6, 6-4, 6-3 in his opening-round match at the ATP Masters 1000 tournament. The result evened Raonic’s record against Sock at 1-1.

Raonic, who finished with just eight aces in the win over Sock, will play unseeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia in the second round. Tipsarevic beat Sam Querrey of the U.S. 6-7 (5), 6-3, 6-4 in his first-round match.

Meanwhile, Vasek Pospisil advanced to the second round of the tournament after No. 15 seed Gilles Simon retired in the second set. Pospisil, of Vernon, B.C., was leading, 6-3, 1-1, when the match ended.


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