Raonic advances at Rogers Cup with nail-biting win

Milos Raonic moved into the quarterfinal round at the Rogers Cup Thursday night. (REUTERS/Albert...

Milos Raonic moved into the quarterfinal round at the Rogers Cup Thursday night. (REUTERS/Albert Gea)

Ian Shantz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:45 PM ET

Milos Raonic has talked about finding a sliver of opportunity in Toronto this week.

He might have discovered a wide-open chance.

Raonic advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Rogers Cup with another nail-biting win, this time 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 over Julien Benneteau of France on Centre Court at the Rexall Centre on Thursday night.

"Today I was much more in a comfort zone," Raonic said. "Created my opportunities. I kept on fighting and put together the things I needed to do."

The better news might have arrived earlier.

In a day full of surprises, two of the world's top-ranked players were bounced from the tournament, while another, Richard Gasquet of France, withdrew to injury, further propping open Raonic's window of opportunity as he pursues a coveted hometown crown.

 


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