9/2/12 7:17 AM | Kelli DeMario
US Open seed Milos Raonic is through to the fourth round after taking out veteran James Blake in straight sets. The Canadian is joined by fellow seed Mardy Fish, who won a late-night contest against France’s Gilles Simon.
(15) Milos Raonic def. James Blake 6-3, 6-0, 7-6(3)
World No. 16 Milos Raonic advanced to the fourth round after downing former World No. 4 James Blake in straight sets. The 21-year-old struck 29 aces through to a 6-3, 6-0, 7-6(3) victory in an hour and 48 minutes. Raonic completed the third-round match with five of 11 break points converted.
He will face World No. 4 Andy Murray for a place in the quarterfinal. The Scot defeated 30th seed Feliciano Lopez in the round of 32.
(23) Mardy Fish def. (16) Gilles Simon 6-1, 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-3
World No. 25 Mardy Fish made the round of 16 late Saturday, having outlasted France’s Gilles Simon in four sets. After taking the third-set tie-break, the American took a key service break at 3-3 in the fourth set. The 30-year-old ended the night with 16 aces, 67 winners and 7 breaks of serve.
He is slated to meet World No. 1 Roger Federer in the next round. The top seed dismissed Spain’s Fernando Verdasco in round three.
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