Re: Montreal - Reports and Photo Requests
Report - Day 2 - Qualification
Match Of The Day ''Take 2": Milos Raonic (WC) def Michael Llodra 6-4 7-6 (3)
All Raonic needed is one more victory to add one more Canadian to the short list of honored representatives. The task was set and was quite hard. He was facing Michael Llodra, nonetheless than a former Doubles Slam Champ and singles ATP title holder. After defeating the world number 76th the previous, could Raonic back it up with another amazing victory. Sure but the underdog had to prove it all NOW! Raonic, struggles at the beginning of the match but stays in there and ends winnig all of his service games. So does Llodra. At 4-3 Raonic, Llodra to serve, Llodra doesnt want to give away the net so he starts rushing it on both first and second serve. Raonic varies, hard flatted shot, to nice short slice to counter-attack, Llodra. He gets the break. Screams Come-On and jumps! The rest of the set his a formality. Second set starts nervously for Raonic. He gets broken. He must break back he wants to keep second set hopes alive! . He does!!!! It is now 2-2 . As the match goes on, Raonic faces multiple strssing situations, but comes up with a big ace once in a while to help it out. Meanwhile, Llodra asks for the trainer citing a left thigh injury. Tiebreak...Llodra hits forehand return long. Game, Set and Match Raonic. Raonic his extatic. He cannot Believe It. So do we
Raonic signed about 600 autographs and took like 100 pictures....NO JOKE!