US Open

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.

Harrison knocks fifth seed Raonic out of US Open
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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 delighted with his win over Raonic

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.

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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.