At the start of the fourth-round match, perhaps nobody would have called the result that eventually transpired.
Following the second set, Zverev took a bathroom break to regroup and get his head back into the match. "I have been having stressful moments in matches that I've handled quite well", said the 16th-seeded Raonic. An imposing hurdle in Alexander Zverev just to get out of the round of 16.
"It was a really intense match, and it was some incredible points", said Williams, who improved to 9-1 against Halep and now meets 2016 U.S. Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinals. The Canadian had already played through six tiebreaks in the tournament prior to Monday's match, and his good form continued as he fought back from 4-2 down to take the set, and the match.
While he was able to briefly trouble Djokovic by taking the fourth set, it was a tough afternoon for the talented 19-year-old as he faced the Serb still trying to reach his imperious best. Only the year before, Raonic had been struggling with his wrist.
Zverev, who won last year's ATP Finals and is the current world No 4, has only ever reached one grand slam quarter-final. When Halep hit one shot that caught the net tape and barely trickled over for a victor, Williams looked pained and complained, "I mean, it's not fair". In no particular order, the Canadian ace has worked with Ivan Ljubicic, Carlos Moya, John McEnroe, Richard Krajicek and most recently - and now, Wimbledon wild card victor Goran Ivanisevic.
Zverev looked like a novice as he threw away the next nine games with a succession of errors. The 16th-seeded Raonic then beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in three tiebreakers.
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After being completely outplayed by his big-serving opponent Milos Raonic, he lost his cool.
He was warned for racket abuse after the display and, after dropping the set two games later, he left the court and went to the locker room. One of those defeats, in 2016, was inflicted upon him by Raonic, .
Milos Raonic and Kei Nishikori, once ranked No. 3 and 4 just a few years ago, spent half of 2017 out due to injuries. Both players have made grand slam finals before.
While Zverev has extra time to prepare for the Sunshine tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, Raonic will face the victor of the ongoing fourth-round match between Borna Coric and Lucas Pouille in the quarter-final on Wednesday.
After coming up against the risky Nick Kyrgios in the first round, and the unsafe Stan Wawrinka in the second round, Raonic got a (relative) breather against the unseeded Pierre-Hugues Herbert.
Pouille may have age on his side - and, perhaps, more physical fitness, but Raonic has built on a number of areas that he has, in the past been criticised for.