Harrison knocks fifth seed Raonic out of US Open
Fifth seed and Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic of Canada was knocked out of the US Open on Wednesday by American qualifier Ryan Harrison.
The 120th-ranked Harrison won 6-7 (4/7), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 and goes on to face Marcos Baghdatis for a place in the last 16.
“It was extremely physical out there but I was playing on adrenaline,” said 24-year-old Harrison who was as high as 43 in the world in 2012.
“This is a big win for me. I have been playing well all summer.”
Raonic, considered as a potential title dangerman in New York, hit 18 aces and 69 winners but committed 62 unforced errors.
Harrison has now reached the third round of a Slam for the first time after recording just a second win over a top 10 opponent in 27 meetings.