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Raonic upsets Malisse in 1st round of SAP Open

Raonic upsets Malisse in 1st round of SAP Open

Big-serving Milos Raonic of Canada upset fourth-seeded Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-4 in the first round of the SAP Open on Tuesday.
The 20-year-old Raonic used his serve to make it all the way to the round of 16 at the Australian Open as a qualifier before losing to David Ferrer. He served 20 aces in his first match in San Jose to set up a second-round meeting with American James Blake.
Belgium's Malisse was one of two seeded players to lose their opening match Tuesday. Sixth-seeded Benjamin Becker of Germany lost to Lithuania's Richard Berankis 6-3, 7-6 (2).
In other first-round matches, eighth-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan beat Czech Jan Hajek 6-1, 7-6 (6), and Argentina's Brian Dabul beat Alejandro Falla of Colombia 6-4, 6-3.


Updated : 2021-10-19 01:24 GMT+08:00