Milos Raonic advanced to the Round of 16 for the second consecutive year at the U.S. Open on Satuday.
The 22-year-old Canadian, seeded tenth in the tournament, defeated no. 23 seed Feliciano Lopez of Spain 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to move through to week two at the final Grand Slam event of the season in Flushing Meadows, New York. Raonic hit 49 winners, 28 of which were aces, and broke Lopez’s serve four times en route to the victory. On Monday, Raonic will face eighth-seeded Richard Gasquet of France as he tries to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final. Raonic won the only previous meeting between the two players last year at the Cincinnati Masters event.