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Raonic makes winning start in Lyon

May 24, 2017
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

With just a handful of days to go before Roland-Garros, the second Grand Slam event of the season, Milos Raonic is busy finishing his prep for Paris at Open Parc, an ATP 250 event in Lyon, France.

Seeded first, Raonic began his tournament with a decisive 6-4, 6-3 win over Denis Istomin on just over an hour. The Canadian lost just five first serve points and managed to twice break his opponent’s serve to improve his clay record in 2017 to 6-3.

In Thursday’s quarter-finals, Raonic will face Portugese qualifier Gastao Elias who upset Juan Martin Del Potro in the second round.

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