Raonic, Querrey knotted up at Wimbledon

Milos Raonic of Canada hits a return to Sam Querrey of the U.S. during their men's singles tennis...

Milos Raonic of Canada hits a return to Sam Querrey of the U.S. during their men's singles tennis match at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London June 28, 2012. (REUTERS)

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, Last Updated: 7:25 PM ET

Milos Raonic will work another split shift at Wimbledon.

But rest assured, this time it won't be a two-minute visit to the office.

Raonic, who needed all of 80 seconds on the second day to finish off his first-round opponent, was deadlocked in a second-round struggle with American Sam Querrey when Wednesday's play at the grass-court Grand Slam was suspended. The match will be resumed Friday morning.

After Raonic, the 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont, who is seeded 21st in the tournament, won the opening set in a tiebreaker, Querrey battled back and took the second in the same fashion. The third set was knotted 3-3 with Querrey set to serve.

As you'd expect by the score, there wasn't much to choose between the two hard-hitting servers. Raonic holds a 19-15 edge in aces but Querrey's average first-serve speed was slightly higher than the Canadian, who is one of the biggest boomers on the ATP tour.

Raonic will need to survive to keep Canada's hopes alive in the singles draws after Aleksandra Wozniak of Blainville, Que., dropped a 6-4, 6-2 decision to 25th-seeded Jie Zheng of China.

Wozniak was her own worst enemy with 25 unforced errors. She had her serve broken five times.

"We had tough rallies but her balls were coming over like a machine gun," Wozniak said. "Even on the run her shots were heavy and she didn't miss at all. I tried to move here around the court but she kept it stable."

Canadian Daniel Nestor and partner Max Mirnyi of Belarus will finally get around to playing their second-round match Friday. The top seeds in the men's doubles draw will play Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Julian Knowle of Austria.


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