While the news wasn't good for Vasek Pospisil who had to withdraw from the Australian Open due to a back injury, fellow Canadian Milos Raonic had a good day as he advanced to the tournament's third round.
The 11th-seeded Raonic went the distance in his opening set with Victor Hanescu, winning 7-6 (9) to kick things off. After a rain delay in the second set, Raonic picked up where he left off, defeating the Romanian 6-4, 6-4 in the final two sets to take the match.
With the victory, the 23-year-old advances to third round of the Aussie Open for the fourth-consecutive year.
There has been some history between Raonic and Hanescu. At the 2010 Rogers Cup, the 76th-seeded Hanescu defeated the Canadian but it was Raonic who got his revenge against the Romanian in early 2012 in Chennai.
En route the victory, Raonic needed 2 hours and 19 minutes to dispose of Hanescu which included 27 aces, eliminating the Romanian on his fourth match point.
It was certainly a bittersweet day for the Canadian contingent down under but the native of Thornhill, Ontario is certainly happy to be on the positive end of things.