The Canadian Press
LONDON–Canadian Milos Raonic is heading to the Wimbledon quarter-finals for the third year in a row.
The No. 13 seed defeated unseeded American Mackenzie McDonald 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2 in the fourth round today.
Once again, Raonic was dominant with his serve. McDonald didn’t have a single break-point opportunity against Raonic.
Raonic, the best player in tie-breaks on the ATP Tour in the past year, lost his first tie-break of the tournament in the third set after winning his previous four.
But the 27-year-old from Thornhill, Ont. bounced back in the fourth set to beat the 103rd-ranked McDonald.
Raonic lost to Roger Federer in the quarter-finals last year.
In 2016, he lost to Andy Murray in the final.
Raonic next will face the winner of a match between No. 9 seed John Isner of the U.S. and No. 31 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the quarter-finals.
It will be Raonic’s first match against a seeded player at the tournament.
Meanwhile, the last of the women’s top-10 seeds has been knocked out at Wimbledon.
Kiki Bertens followed up her win over Venus Williams by beating No. 7 Karolina Pliskova–the highest-seeded female remaining–today to reach the quarter-finals for the first time.
Since seeds were introduced in the 1920s, it’s the first time none of the top 10 have reached the women’s quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
It’s also a first for any Grand Slam tournament in the 50-year professional era.
Seven-time champion Serena Williams is seeded 25th after missing out last year due to being pregnant, and was playing Eveniya Rodina of Russia on Centre Court later today.
Roger Federer has charged through in the men’s draw, advancing to a record-extending 16th Wimbledon quarter-final with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 victory over Adrian Mannarino of France.
The eight-time champion lost just five points in a 16-minute first set but faced break points for the first time in this year’s tournament, saving all four.
Federer now has won 32-consecutive sets at Wimbledon to move within one straight-sets victory of breaking his previous longest streak at the All England Club, when he won 34 in a row between the third round in 2005 and the final in 2006.