Milos Raonic has advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open. The 10th-seeded player from Thornhill, Ont., defeated Italian qualifier Thomas Fabbiano 6-3, 7-6 (6), 6-3 on Tuesday. Raonic will face Pablo Andujar in the second round after the Spaniard beat Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.
Milos Raonic humbly called it quite a "clinic" Rafael Nadal gave him in the Rogers Cup final Sunday live on CJAD 800. It was no easy welcome party into the Top 10 for the highest-ranked Canadian ever.
The Spaniard appears ready to gun for Novak Djokovic and #1 spot in the world, while Raonic has now been bumped out of the ATP event in Cincinatti and will have to regroup to make a serious push at the US Open.
Until then, savour these memories from Uniprix Stadium Centre Court courtesy of CJAD Sports photo correspondent David Kirouac (www.davidkirouac.ca)
Here's to the breakthru on the women's side for Genie Bouchard playing with homecourt advantage in 2014 at Rogers Cup.
Milos Raonic made Canadian tennis history Sunday afternoon live on CJAD 800 and while he could not follow up this week to get into the quarterfinals in Cincinatti, the US Open looms as the next big test for the highest-ranked Canadian ever.
CJAD Sports let photographer David Kirouac (www.davidkirouac.ca) loose at Uniprix Stadium to zoom in the #10-ranked player in the world.
Here's hoping he'll earn a bigger cheque and bigger trophy when Rogers Cup returns to Montreal with the men in 2015.
It was on this date in 1994, the Major League Baseball season ended when players went on strike to fight owners' demands for a salary cap. The Expos had the best record in the majors at 74-40.
Few observers believed the strike would last very long. Maybe a couple of weeks, and they'd be back. The playoffs couldn't be jeopardized, after all.
How wrong we were. The World Series wound up being cancelled for the first time in 90 years.
No one knows what would have happened if the season wasn`t cancelled. But it was clear the Expos were head and shoulders above so many other clubs including the Atlanta Braves, their nemesis for so many years.
The Expos were re-located after the 2004 season. But their slow death really began after what happened in 1994. The club let go many of its best players. Ownership wasn`t nearly as committed ...
By: Giordano Cescutti
Rafael Nadal made quick-work of Milos Raonic in the Rogers Cup Final.
"You gave me a clinic," the highest-ranked Canadian in the world ever admitted live on CJAD during the trophy presentation ceremony to reward "Rafa".
The Spaniard dominated from start to finish, needing just over an hour to make history again in Canada, 6-2, 6-2.
"The week was a dream for me," Nadal said, improving to 4-0 career over Raonic. That dream---Milos' nightmare.
Raonic was well aware that the only way of competing with Rafael Nadal in the Final was to stick to the strategy he knew best; releasing his monstrous serve. Although it worked early, Nadal claimed full control of the match soon after.
Milos was agressive to start, not backing down from the daunting task of Rafa, and not demonstrating any of the nerves he showed yesterday afternoon in the ...