Match Report

Raonic makes winning return in 's-Hertogenbosch, Fils advances

Mannarino, Griekspoor, Vukic through at ATP 250
June 11, 2024
Libema Open
Milos Raonic defeats Jordan Thompson in straight sets Tuesday in 's-Hertogenbosch. By ATP Staff

Former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic improved to 15-1 in first-round matches on grass since 2014 on Tuesday at the Libema Open. The former World No. 3 dispatched eighth seed Jordan Thompson 6-3, 6-4 to reach the second round at the ATP 250 event.

Competing for the first time since Indian Wells in March, Raonic thundered 14 aces according to ATP Infosys Stats to earn just his fourth tour-level win of the season after 90 minutes.

Raonic will next meet Roberto Bautista Agut after the Spaniard beat Marc-Andrea Huesler 7-6(7), 6-2.

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#NextGenATP Frenchman Arthur Fils won his first tour-level grass-court match in 's-Hertogenbosch, where he moved past countryman Arthur Cazaux 6-4, 6-4.

The 19-year-old, who was competing in his third tour-level match on the surface, did not face a break point en route to his one-hour, 33-minute win in his first Lexus ATP Head2Head meeting with Cazaux.

Fils, currently first in the PIF ATP Live Race To Jeddah, will next play third-seeded Frenchman Ugo Humbert in the Netherlands.

The 2019 champion Adrian Mannarino made a winning start to his campaign in the Netherlands, where he clawed past Stefano Napolitano 3-6, 7-6(5), 6-2. The 35-year-old next plays Gijs Brouwer after the Dutch qualifier defeated #NextGenATP Czech Jakub Mensik 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

Defending champion Tallon Griekspoor edged out Miomir Kecmanovic 6-7(3), 7-6(7), 7-6(3) to reach the second round. The sixth seed lifted his second ATP Tour trophy at his home event last year.

In other action, Australian Aleksandar Vukic beat countryman Max Purcell 6-3, 7-6(5), while Mackenzie McDonald downed Dutchman Botic van de Zandschulp 6-4, 4-6, 6-2. McDonald next takes on Griekspoor.

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