Indian Wells: Blaze of Glory
Posted by gauloises1 on March 16, 2011
(WC) Ryan Harrison d. (WC) Milos Raonic, 76(1) 46 64
Canada the U.S.A.
I was really hoping that Raonic would take care of Harrison in this particular battle of the North American young guns / wildcard recipients. For one thing, I really do like Raonic; for another, I don’t care for Harrison at all, mainly based on how he behaved at Queens last year (a lot like Roddick at his worst without the charm). But I was nothing but impressed by his game yesterday and his attitude; he threw himself neck-or-nothing at Raonic’s serves and the net equally and displayed great touch and a cool head at the biggest moments.
Not that Raonic played badly at all. It was a fun, high-quality match that had a lot of wild predictions being thrown around (the Grand Slam rivalry of the future? We’ll see) and Harrison’s play definitely definitely justified a big celebration.
He gets Federer next. Best of luck with that, young man.