Raonic Returns From Wrist Surgery With A Win In Tokyo
by Staff | October 3rd, 2017, 10:17 pm
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In Tokyo, Milos Raonic made his first appearance since Canada and his return started off on a good note beating Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4. Raonic had been out after left wrist surgery.

“It was a good match for me in a lot of ways, disciplined and competed well – considering the circumstances,” said Raonic. “I couldn’t hit over a backhand, but I made the most of it.

“The injury developed over the past 10 years, the pain had been manageable, but I hit a breaking point and the pain was not tolerable,” said Raonic. “The surgery was not structural, more taking away swelling. It’s been frustrating, having more than a dozen injuries that have kept me away from tennis.”

Richard Gasquet was a winner over Sam Querrey while No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem fell in three sets 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4 to American Steve Johnson who collected one of his best career wins.

On Wednesday, US Open finalist Kevin Anderson meets Ryan Anderson and top seed Marin Cilic debuts against a local wildcard.

COLOSSEUM start 12:00 noon
A. Dolgopolov (UKR) vs D. Medvedev (RUS)
F. Lopez (ESP) vs [4] D. Goffin (BEL)
R. Harrison (USA) vs [5] K. Anderson (RSA)
[1] M. Cilic (CRO) vs [WC] Y. Uchiyama (JPN)
Not Before 7:00 pm
D. Schwartzman (ARG) / D. Thiem (AUT) vs D. Inglot (GBR) / D. Nestor (CAN)

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