Milos Raonic fended off a feisty opponent on Thursday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters to reach the quarter-finals for a second straight year. The fourth-seeded Canadian beat No. 16 seed Tommy Robredo 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, hitting 35 winners in the one hour, 41-minute match.
Fourth seed Milos Raonic eased into the third round of the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Wednesday. The Canadian fired 12 aces and hit 26 winners to beat Joao Sousa 6-3, 7-6(4) in 86 minutes, facing no break points en route to booking a clash with No. 16 seed Tommy Robredo.
Watch how Stan Wawrinka strikes with immense power to approach the net before showcasing great hands against Juan Monaco on Wednesday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, where he is the defending champion.
Robin Haase and Raven Klaasen got off to a speedy start at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters on Tuesday. The Dutch/South African pair sped to a 27-minute victory over Adrian Mannarino and Lukas Rosol, winning 6-1, 6-2. Haase/Klaasen faced no break points and capitalised on all four of their own chances to advance to a second-round meeting with fifth seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez.
Ninth seed Grigor Dimitrov got the better of Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. But the Spaniard managed to produce some magic during the two hour, 27-minute match, whipping out this 'curler' of a Hot Shot at one point.