Lacking 'courage,' Raonic bounced from Rogers Cup in quarterfinals

Milos Raonic of Canada wipes his face between points against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during the...

Milos Raonic of Canada wipes his face between points against Feliciano Lopez of Spain during the quarterfinals of the Rogers Cup at Rexall Centre on August 8, 2014. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP)

IAN SHANTZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:50 AM ET

TORONTO - Milos Raonic tapped his racquet on his left wrist five times.

Tap, tap, tap, tap, tap.

After that, he walked up to the net on Centre Court at the Rexall Centre at 7:20 p.m. and shook the hand of his quarterfinal opponent, lefty Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

The two service-game monsters — Lopez, with 36 aces on the week heading into the match, just in front of the 23-year-old Canadian's 30 — proceeded to engage in quite a power struggle.

In the end, Raonic tapped out.

It was Lopez flexing more muscle in the anticipated quarterfinal, as Raonic squandered nine break-point chances in the fifth game of the decisive set before falling 4-6, 7-6 (5), 3-6.

Raonic's tournament is over.

Lopez advances to face Roger Federer or David Ferrer in a semifinal on Saturday.


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