Canadians Milos Raonic, Jesse Levine ousted from Wimbledon

Milos Raonic reacts during his singles match against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands at Wimbledon...

Milos Raonic reacts during his singles match against Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands at Wimbledon in London June 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Toby Melville)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:22 PM ET

The Canadian content at Wimbledon was reduced by two Thursday.

Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., made an unceremonious exit from the all England Club with a second-round upset loss to Dutchman Igor Sijsling while Ottawa’s Jesse Levine fell to eighth-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina. Raonic, the 17th seed in the grand slam tournament, fell 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) while Levine also lost in straight sets, 6-2 7-6 (7) 6-3.

It took Sijsling just over two hours to knock off Raonic, a second-round loser at Wimbledon for the third year in a row. Raonic clearly wasn’t oo pleased about his performance.

“At one stage I lost 12 points in a row — pathetic,” Raonic said. “When I did have chances he played well and I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. Wimbledon’s still my favourite tournament. It’s me that’s the problem, not the court.”

Quebec teenager Eugenie Bouchard, ranked 66th in the world, is Canada’s only remaining hope in the singles draws. The 19-year-old upset 12th-ranked Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday and will play Carla Saurez Navarro of Spain in her third-round match Friday.


Videos

Photos