Skip to main content

Milos Raonic made a winning return to the court while Denis Shapovalov was upset by a qualifier Wednesday at the Stuttgart Open.

Raonic, the seventh seed from Thornhill, Ont., fired 15 aces and won 97 per cent of first service points in a 7-6 (8), 6-2 win over Mirza Basic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The hard-serving Canadian had missed the end of the clay-court season, including the French Open, with an undisclosed injury.

Story continues below advertisement

Raonic will face Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics in the second round of the of the grass-court tournament.

Shapovalov, the sixth seed from Richmond Hill, Ont., will not be joining his Davis Cup teammate in the next round after losing to world No. 169 Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India.

Gunneswaran committed just one double fault and converted four of eight break points in a 7-6 (6), 2-6, 6-3 win over Shapovalov, ranked 23rd in the world.

Shapovalov broke Gunneswaran five times on 10 chances but was done in by unforced errors in a match delayed two days by rain.

Gunneswaran next faces Argentina’s Guido Pella, with the winner of that match taking on top seed Roger Federer in the quarter-final.

Report an error
Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

If your comment doesn't appear immediately it has been sent to a member of our moderation team for review

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.