Milos Raonic, pictured, straight-setted the second-seeded great Federer 7-6 (7-5), 7-5.
Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) -
Canadian slugger Milos Raonic upended Roger Federer in Friday's quarterfinal action at the $3.7 million Paris Masters.
The seventh-seeded Raonic straight-setted the second-seeded former world No. 1 great Federer 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 on the indoor hardcourts at Paris' Palais Omnisports.
Raonic fired 21 aces and tallied the only break of the tight match to advance.
Bautista Agut continues to make strides
By Scott Riley, Tennis Editor
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) -
Spain has cranked out its share of tennis stars over the years, most notably the great Rafael Nadal, so it should come as no surprise that the proud nation has yet another one on the rise in Roberto Bautista Agut.
The late-blooming 26-year-old has quietly climbed his way up the rankings, as he currently rests at No. 15 in the world after opening 2014 at No. 64. He was a career-high 14th in the world just last week.
Bautista Agut achieved a few milestones last year by recording his first Top-10 win, reaching his first-ever ATP final (Chennai, India) and breaking into the Top 50, as those accomplishments provided just a glimpse of the success that was to come for him this season.