Milos Raonic fell short in his comeback match earlier today in Brisbane. In his first match in three months, the former Brisbane champion was stunned by 18-year-old Alex de Minaur 64, 64.
“I am heavily disappointed,” said Raonic. “I was hoping to do better.
“It’s normal, you don’t expect to have everything clicking, you expect to go out there and have to fight and hopefully put things together, and I wasn’t able to do that today.
“The main thing is just get myself really sharp with my game and that’s going to be done through good practice rather than matches.”
The Aussie de Minaur was thrilled with the win.
“I honestly cant believe it,” de Minaur said. “It’s going to take a while for me to believe what’s happened just now.
“I was going to come out here, compete my hardest and give it my all and I actually ended up playing an unbelievable match.
“I’m lost for words. It’s honestly crazy.”
Raonic will now head to Melbourne where he will be a 21-24 seed.
“I need to be better than I was,” Raonic said. “Obviously, he was playing extremely well. He does a lot of things well, stays close. He was playing quite confident, wasn’t making any errors, wasn’t giving me many looks.
“And I was just a little bit errant with my game plan and the things I needed to do well today.”
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