This week’s SAP Open in San Jose features defending champ and fast-rising star Milos Raonic from Canada. It’s nice to see him at the tournament, since a knee injury sustained in Davis Cup had him on the “questionable” list this week. But he’s into the quarterfinals after beating Tobias Kamke last night in straight sets, where he’ll await Matthew Ebden or Kevin Anderson. He clocked a 155 mph serve during the match, just one tick short of Karlovic’s 156mph record (via SAPOpenTennis.com).
Milos answered fans’ Twitter questions this week – revealing that he was flying solo this Valentine’s Day. It’s never too late to send chocolates, ladies.
Andy Roddick is also through to the quarterfinals, after battling through American qualifier Denis Kudla 6-7(5), 7-6(5), 6-4 yesterday evening. “The best thing I did was just exist out there.” Roddick said afterwards.
Top seed Gael Monfils pulled out of the tournament and next week’s stop in Memphis due to a right knee inflammation.