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Raonic advances after Tomic retires

Milos Raonic (AFP)
Milos Raonic (AFP)

Indian Wells - Milos Raonic, who already has one ATP title in 2016, advanced into the fourth round at Indian Wells on Monday when Australian Bernard Tomic retired with a wrist injury.

Raonic is trying to improve on his best performance in Indian Wells when he reached the semi-finals last year where he lost to Swiss star Roger Federer.

The 25-year-old Canadian was up 3-0 in the second set in the third round tie, after cruising through the first at 6-2, when Tomic called it quits.

World No. 14 Raonic blasted nine aces and won 91 percent of his first serve points in 36 minutes on the court. It took him just 25 minutes to win the first set.

His quarter-final win over 14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal last year at Indian Wells was voted one of the best matches of 2015.

Raonic claimed his eighth career singles title by winning in Brisbane earlier this year.

In women's action Monday, Czech Karolina Plishkova subdued former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-0.

Ivanovic was making her 11th appearance in Indian Wells, winning the title in 2008.

In other early matches, Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova beat seventh seeded Belinda Bencic 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, and Johanna Konta defeated Denisa Allertova 6-4, 6-1.

Results from the sixth day of the WTA-ATP Indian Wells tournament on Monday (x denotes seeded player):

Men

3rd rd

Richard Gasquet (FRA x8) bt Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR x26) 2-6, 6-2, 6-1

Marin Cilic (CRO x10) bt Leonardo Mayer (ARG) 6-4, 6-3

David Goffin (BEL x15) bt Guido Pella (ARG) 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Milos Raonic (CAN x12) bt Bernard Tomic (AUS x17) 6-2, 3-0 retired

Gael Monfils (FRA x13) bt Albert Ramos (ESP) 6-1, 6-3

Federico Delbonis (ARG) bt Andy Murray (GBR x2) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/3)

Women

3rd rd

Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK) bt Belinda Bencic (SUI x7) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

Roberta Vinci (ITA x9) bt Elina Svitolina (UKR x17) 6-1, 6-3

Samantha Stosur (AUS x26) bt Christina McHale (USA) 6-4, 2-6, 6-4

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI x12) bt Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) 6-2, 5-7, 6-2

Karolina Pliskova (CZE x18) bt Ana Ivanovic (SRB x14) 6-2, 6-0

Johanna Konta (GBR x25) bt Denisa Allertova (CZE) 6-4, 6-1

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