Milos Raonic ousted in quarter-finals at Thailand Open

Canadian losses to Jarkko Nieminen in straight sets

Canadian ATP player Milos Raonic. 

Milos Raonic’s run at the Thailand Open came to an end Friday as the Thornhill, Ont. native lost 6-3, 7-6 (3) to Finland’s Jarkko Nieminen in the quarter-finals.

The 31-year-old Canadian was seeded third in the tournament but was upset by the 2010 finalist in just over 90 minutes.

Raonic, who beat Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the quarter-finals, explained his defeat to the Canadian Press.

“He played pretty much better than I did,” Raonic said. “I was not doing things right and he was executing his game plan,”

“He made me hesitate a lot and managed a lot of good shots.”

Currently ranked a career-best 15th on the ATP tour, Raonic now takes his tour of Asia to next week’s Rauketen Open in Tokyo.

“Hopefully next week in Tokyo I can make some progress and play better and better each day,” he said.

The Rauketen Open begins on Monday.

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By: Ryan Young
Posted: Sep 28 2012 11:40 pm
Filed under: Other Sports Sports