The former Wimbledon finalist, Milos Raonic was knocked out by the Argentine, Guido Pella in five strenuous sets. Pella bounced back from a two-set down trail and eliminated the Canadian 3-6, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6(3), 8-6 in the fourth round of Wimbledon Championships 2019.
Pella will meet Roberto Bautista-Agut in the quarterfinals. It will be his first career Grand Slam quarterfinal appearance. In the third round, the Argentine eliminated the reigning finalist, Kevin Anderson in straight sets at Wimbledon. Last year, he defeated the former finalist, Marin Cilic in the second round of Wimbledon 2018.
Former World Number three, Milos Raonic has a remarkable beginning in the first set. He did not drop a single point on his first serves and he broke and consolidated for a 4-1 lead in the opening set. A similar form of tennis continued in the second set and Milos Raonic moved one set closer to for a place in the quarterfinal.
However, the clay-courter, Pella emerged out to produced some magnificent grass court tennis in the pre-quarterfinal match and kept his quarterfinal hopes alive at Wimbledon 2019. The big server, Milos Raonic happened to drop the next two sets against Pella and the ATP men advanced to play a decider in the round of 16.
The men were playing a save game in the deciding set with Milos Raonic serving second in the set. Pella came across a match point on Raonic’s serve at 5-4, but the Canadian grass courter saved himself from getting eliminated.
Again on Raonic’s serve, Pella was one point away from his last eight round spot but big server denied the Argentine. However, the next service game of Milos Raonic turned out to be an unfortunate one, he had two game points and Pella pushed the game to deuce and later reserved his quarterfinal berth at Wimbledon 2019.