Milos Raonic Heavily Disappointed In Comeback Loss To Alex De Minaur
| January 3rd, 2018, 10:11 am

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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4 Comments for Milos Raonic Heavily Disappointed In Comeback Loss To Alex De Minaur

Margot Says:

Wog Boy: saw de Minaur, was very impressed, never heard of him before. Excellent ROS and great court coverage and only 18. Sweet on court interview too, he was shaking and couldn’t quite believe what he’d just accomplished!
Now I know the true purpose of a cap. It’s to fling to the ground in a rage, rather than smashing your racquet.
Go Cap Boy!

Wog Boy Says:

Yes Margot, I watched the matched and he played great match, every part of the game worked perfectly well, he was chasing every ball and sending it back to Milos with interest and his return of serve was absolutely amazing, particularly for 18 years old. I’ve seen him last year and you could feel that he really has potential for a great player, but didn’t expect him to play such a good match, his sort of mentor is Hewitt, he was in his box last night and the boy has a lot similarities when it comes to fighting spirit, but is much more likable than Hewitt.
He should have won second set 6:1 but got tense towards the end what is normal for inexperienced 18 years old.
Milos was just outplayed, even he was rusty he couldn’t do much more against inspired young Aussie.

Wog Boy Says:

I’v never bothered checking more about De Minour and didn’t have a clue he basically lives in Spain, though he was born in Sydney to Spanish father and South American mother.

J.S. Says:

This is one match I actually watched – it was amazing!! BTW It helps I’ve never understood the hoopla with Raonic, so overrated (my opinion). He does have a great serve but obviously that’s not enough! Anyone who can return his serve and make him run will beat him…..PERIOD!!!

I might be the only one that doesn’t appreciate the “ACE GAME”! Boring!!!!

Good news for Raonic – he did have his bikini model waiting for him! She was there in her very LITTLE black dress, LOL – Sorry, I couldn’t help myself!

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