Milos Raonic advances to Stuttgart quarter-finals with tiebreak win


Canada’s Milos Raonic is off to the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Open. The No. 6 seed from Thornhill, Ont., edged Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1) in second-round action of the ATP Tour 250 grass-court event on Wednesday.


It was the second third-set tiebreak win in a row for Raonic, who beat Australian qualifier Alexei Popyrin in the first round.

The hard-hitting Raonic out-aced the 79th-ranked Tsonga 24-15. The Canadian saved all four of Tsonga’s four break-point chances.

Raonic, the runner-up in Stuttgart last year, will face Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics in the quarter-finals.

The 52nd-ranked Fucsovics upset No. 4 seed Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia 6-7 (4), 6-2, 7-5 on Wednesday.