July 19th, 2024

Canada’s Milos Raonic sets record with 47 aces in three-set match

By The Canadian Press on June 17, 2024.

LONDON – Canada’s Milos Raonic set an ATP record for aces in a three-set match with 47 in a 6-7 (6), 6-3, 7-6 (9) win over Britain’s Cameron Norrie at the Queen’s Club Championships on Monday.

Raonic hit five of his aces in the third-set tiebreaker, including one to set up match point.

The hard-serving Canadian topped the previous record of 45 set by Ivo Karlovic in 2015.

The men’s record for aces in any singles match is 113 by John Isner in his marathon 11-hour Wimbledon win in 2010 over Nicolas Mahut, who hit 103.

The 33-year-old Raonic from Thornhill, Ont., improved to 3-0 against Norrie and will next face the winner of a match between Japan’s Taro Daniel and fourth seed Taylor Fritz of the United States in the second round.

In other results Monday, Leylah Fernandez of Laval, Que., cruised to a 6-1, 6-1 win over Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo at the Rothesay Classic in Birmingham, England, and Montreal’s Felix Auger-Aliassime withdrew from his first-round match against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer at the Terra Wortmann Open in Halle, Germany.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 17, 2024.

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