Canada’s Milos Raonic has secured his spot in the second round of competition at the Fever-Tree Championships in London.
With the historic Queen’s Club as the backdrop, Raonic advanced with a 6-1, 3-1 victory after his opponent, Yuki Bhambri of India, was forced to retire due to a knee injury. Bhambri called for the physiotherapist at the start of the second set, but could not finish play.
While his opponent recieved treatment, Raonic kept his arm warm and served throughout the medical time-out. The 27-year-old fired a total of 13 aces in the contest and broke Bhambri three times to advance in London.
Raonic now awaits the winner of No. 4 seed David Goffin of Belgium and Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.