• Halle - Troicki, Raonic through to quarterfinal

    6/8/11 7:38 PM | Kelli DeMario
    Halle - Troicki, Raonic through to quarterfinal Tournament seeds Viktor Troicki and Milos Raonic advanced to the final eight at the Gerry Weber Open on Wednesday. The players scored straight-set wins against respective opponents Igor Andreev and Tobias Kamke.

    (5) Viktor Troicki def. Igor Andreev 6-3, 6-1

    Fifth seed Viktor Troicki needed just 53 minutes to reach the quarterfinal, having upended Igor Andreev in straight sets Wednesday afternoon. The 25-year-old Serbian secured five of 6 break points, through to a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Andreev endured a difficult day on serve, unable to win more than 48% of his first-service points and 37% of his second.

    Troicki moves on to face second seed Tomas Berdych for a place in the semifinal. Berdych defeated fellow Czech Jan Hernych in the round of 16, 6-3, 7-6(7).

    (8) Milos Raonic def. Tobias Kamke 7-6(2), 6-3

    Eighth seed Milos Raonic made the quarterfinal, following his straight-set success against Tobias Kamke on Wednesday. The 20-year-old Canadian, who tallied 14 aces during the match, held 11 consecutive service games without facing a break point. Raonic surrendered just 7 service points through an hour and 12 minutes of competition.

    He is slated to meet Philipp Petzschner in the next round. The German took out Daniel Gimeno-Traver in round two, 6-2, 6-4.

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Way to go Serbs! :))

danica , 6/8/11 8:03 PM

Raonic is from Montenegro! Sorry, but he is Montenegrian...:)

natashao , 6/8/11 9:51 PM

hehe... Raonic is Canadian... he was 2 years old when he arived... speaking of origin of plazers is ... lol...
Fed also has double nationality or citizenship ( not sure what is correct )... but nobody is talking about South African Maestro ...
I was always cheering for Ljubo, Ancic, Karlovic... there is no place for politics there... simply all players from ex Yougoslavia are somehow close...

zare , 6/9/11 10:06 AM

Sure Zare, but that's not politics. Right. I am a mother to two Americans. But they are Serbs of Serbian parents.
NatashaO, you know better than that ;)

danica , 6/9/11 10:12 AM

I remember once it was maybe two years ago when Nole was presented with one of his trophies, I can't remember now where it was, but they made an announcement Mr. Jokovic from CROATIA!!! :)..ahahaha...don't tell me Zare that this is the SAME? I know people were really pissed off here...:))

and as for Raonic, believe me I know what I am talking about...I even know his uncle and his whole is a small country you know...:)

natashao , 6/10/11 9:28 AM


didn't Djokovic corrected speaker and told it is "the same" :)

Raonic appearance more than anything says that he is more Montenegrian than Canadian ["pravi djetic"], but flag defines him more than origins ;( Kelly is right

atg , 6/10/11 6:48 PM

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