LONDON - Milos Raonic entered this year's Wimbledon as the No. 8 seed, and so far, he's living up to that billing. On Thursday, the Canadian defeated Jack Sock of the United States 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to advance to the third round at the All-England Club for the first time in his career.
But Raonic wasn't too enthusiastic about advancing to the third round.
"It might sound a little bit harsh, but (I don't have) too much feeling for it," he said following his win. "I want to do much better than I have to this point and than I have done today."
Despite his lack of excitement, Raonic was solid in his defeat of Sock, making 13 aces, 39 winners and three breaks of serve in the match.
"I found a rhythm. For me, the most important thing, especially on grass, is finding that rhythm on second serve return," Raonic told reporters. "I found that quite early on, and I was able to stick through it. In both of first two sets I was able to get early breaks, which helps. I was clean off my service games.
"At all of these majors, I want to play better than I have in the past, to fight, compete and try to play better each day."
Up next for the Canuck will be Lukasz Kubot of Poland following his 6-7(4), 7-6(4), 6-3, 7-6(3) victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic.