Raonic advances to 3rd round at Shanghai

Milos Raonic returns a shot against Michal Przysiezny at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament...

Milos Raonic returns a shot against Michal Przysiezny at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament October 8, 2013. (REUTERS/Aly Song)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:41 PM ET

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic is off to the third round at the Shanhai Masters after defeating Spain's Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday in China.

Raonic, ranked No. 10 on the ATP Tour, had his signature serve working for him against Verdasco. The 22-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., finished with 20 aces in his 7-6(1), 3-6, 6-3, victory.

Next up for Raonic is Stanislas Wawrinka, the eighth-ranked player in the world.

Raonic is running hot right now, having been crowed Thailand Open champion two weeks ago and losing in the Japan Open final last week.

Meanwhile, Vernon, B.C.'s Vasek Pospisil bowed out in Shanghai Wednesday, losing 7-5, 7-6 (4), to Frenchman Richard Gasquet.


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