Raonic cruises to second-round U.S. Open victory

Milos Raonic returns a volley to Pablo Andujar during their second-round match at the U.S. Open in...

Milos Raonic returns a volley to Pablo Andujar during their second-round match at the U.S. Open in New York, Aug. 29, 2013. (EDUARDO MUNOZ/Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 9:58 PM ET

Milos Raonic took no prisoners Thursday, disposing of Spanish opponent Pablo Andujar in straight sets 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in their second-round U.S. Open matchup.

The 22-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., recorded nine aces and broke Andujar six times for the victory.

Raonic, seeded 10th in the tournament, next faces Feliciano Lopez of Spain.

Canadian men split earlier results, with Frank Dancevic losing his second-round singles match while Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil won their first-round doubles match.

Dancevic, from Niagara Falls, Ont., lost 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 to Tommy Robredo of Spain.

Nestor, playing in his first match since splitting with Robert Lindstedt of Sweden, and Pospisil downed Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Philipp Petzschner of Germany 6-3, 7-6 (7-4).

In women’s action, Eugenie Bouchard, ranked 59th in the world, forced eighth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany to a third set but still wound up losing 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 in her second-round match.

The 19-year-old from Westmount, Que., penned her own demise, though, posting a lousy first-serve percentage (47%) while making 43 unforced errors. Kerber wasn’t much better, making 27 unforced errors while winning just two more points overall than the Canadian teen.

Bouchard and Janette Husarova of Slovakia also lost in doubles play, 6-2, 6-1 to Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic and Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium.

Victoria Azarenka charged into the third round with a 6-3 6-1 win over Aleksandra Wozniak of Montreal.

Last year’s U.S. Open runner-up, Azarenka had some problems with her serve on a windy day and was broken three times. But the world No. 2. was always in control and cruised to victory in a little over an hour.


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