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.
In a major shock at the US open fifth seed and Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic was knocked out of the tournament in the second round on Wednesday by American qualifier Ryan Harrison.
Harrison ranked 120th in the world
The 120th-ranked Harrison beat Raonic 6-7 (4/7), 7-5, 7-5, 6-1 and will now face Marcos Baghdatis for a place in the last 16.
Harrison: "It was extremely physical"
'It was extremely physical out there but I was playing on adrenaline,' said 24-year-old Harrison who had been up as high as 43 in the world rankings back in 2012.
'This is a big win for me. I have been playing well all summer.'
Raonic had been fancied for the US Open title
Raonic, considered as a potential title dangerman in New York, hit 18 aces and fired down 69 winners but was undone by 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.