NEW YORK — Milos Raonic’s best just wasn’t good enough against Olympic champion Andy Murray.
The native of Thornhill, Ont., lost to Murray 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 on Monday in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.
“It was a tough match, he was just too good,” said Raonic. “I was never comfortable and he played extremely well. This was a big loss, I really gave everything out there and I’ve never felt such a defeat.”
Murray, still seeking his first Grand Slam title, reached the quarter-finals at an eighth consecutive major tournament by beating the 15th-seeded Raonic.
Raonic was trying to become the first Canadian man in a Grand Slam quarter-final in the Open era, which began in 1968.
Canadian women remain the only players to have gone to the last eight in a Grand Slam, most recently through Patricia Hy-Boulais at the 1992 U.S. Open.
Raonic reached this stage…
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