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Raonic Records First Win At Home Tournament

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Raonic©R.Turenne/Tennis CanadaMilos Raonic is making his third main draw appearance at the Rogers Cup.

Top Canadian Milos Raonic notched his first Rogers Cup win on his third main draw appearance at his home tournament, beating Serbian Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday evening in Toronto.

"It feels good. I'm proud with the way I competed, with the way I played," said Raonic. "I did a lot of important things well, and I have some space for improvement for my next match."

The 16th-seeded Raonic capitalised on his two break points, going up 5-3 in the first set and 2-1 in the second. He served out the match at love to improve to a 30-12 season record. The 21 year old, who resides in nearby Thornhill, had missed last year’s tournament, sidelined for a few months after undergoing hip surgery.

Raonic could next face Olympic gold medallist and two-time Rogers Cup champion Andy Murray, who opens against Italian qualifier Flavio Cipolla on Wednesday. At the London 2012 Olympics Tennis Event last week, Raonic had fallen in the second round to Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a 25-23 decisive set - the longest in Olympics tennis history.

"I think I was more effective on the return of serve, the break points that I created," said Raonic, comparing his performance Tuesday to that in the marathon match. "Other than that, tonight I did a lot of things well and I wasn't in too really many pressure moments. I felt like I wasn't making too many sloppy mistakes."

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World No. 10 Juan Monaco recorded his 250th match win as he defeated Canadian wild card Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes. He countered losing his serve four times by breaking the 104th-ranked Pospisil six times.

Monaco, 28, moved into the Top 10 of the South African Airways ATP Rankings for the first time last month after reaching the Stuttgart final (l. to Tipsarevic) and winning his first ATP World Tour 500 title in Hamburg (d. Haas).

American No. 1 John Isner prevailed against Spaniard Pablo Andujar 7-6(5), 7-5 in the last match Tuesday. Andujar double-faulted to concede the break at 5-all in the second set, and Isner finished off the match with three straight aces, finishing with 17 to take his season total to a tour-best 721.

The 27-year-old Isner is making his debut in Toronto, after making his two previous Rogers Cup appearances in Montreal. He is through to the third round for the first time at this ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament.

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