Raonic faces Dimitrov in Round 3 of Aussie Open on TSN2

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1/17/2014 4:34:40 PM
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Milos Raonic of Thornhill, Ont., continues his run in Melbourne tonight when he takes on Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the Australian Open.

You can watch it live tonight on TSN2, with coverage beginning at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt.

Raonic, seeded 11th, is into the third round for a fourth consecutive year after defeating Victor Hanescu of Romania 7-6 (9), 6-4, 6-4 on Wednesday.

He began his match in the evening after tournament officials had halted play on all courts except the covered ones due to a temperature of more than 43 C on the third day of a record heat wave.

Hanescu had defeated Raonic in the first round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto in 2010 but lost their next meeting in Chennai at the start of 2012.

Raonic, 23, found himself in a fight early on with Hanescu as the pair each held onto serve in a set which eventually went into a tiebreak.

The Canadian saved a Romanian set point but needed three of his own to earn the set after 56 minutes.

In the second set, Raonic went up an early break and was in control when the weather moved in. He returned to take the set, stayed in command in the third and posted the victory in two hours, 19 minutes with 27 aces on his fourth match point.

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