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VIDEO: Pospisil and Raonic advance at the U.S. Open

Aug 30, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

It was a perfect day for Canadian tennis on Monday at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows, New York.

Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic both advanced to the second round of the final Grand Slam event of the year thanks to straight sets victories.

Pospisil notched his first Grand Slam singles win since 2015 and his first triumph at the U.S. Open since 2011 by defeating Jozef Kovalik of Slovakia 6-1, 6-3, 6-3. He will face Kevin Anderson of South Africa in round two on Wednesday.

For his part, Raonic topped funky German Dustin Brown 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 to begin his campaign in New York. He will take on American qualifier Ryan Harrison in his next match. The 25-year-old is looking to improve on his third round showing at last year’s U.S. Open.

On Tuesday, Eugenie Bouchard will attempt to complete a perfect opening round for Canada when she takes on Katerina Siniakova.