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AS IT HAPPENED: Demon through as Raonic retires after tight 90-minute tussle

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15th January, 2024

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Alex de Minaur‘s Australian Open begins as the nation’s great white hope, but he faces a tough first-round challenge against Canadian former world No.3 Milos Raonic. Join The Roar for game-by-game updates and rolling coverage from 7pm (AEDT).

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After defeating three top-10 players in Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev and Taylor Fritz at the United Cup, plus Carlos Alcaraz in a pre-tournament charity match, de Minaur heads into the first Grand Slam of 2024 in career-best form – and with a new ranking high of No.10 in the world.

But the big-serving Raonic, who looked in good form at last week’s Kooyong Classic and who is a five-time quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park, including a run to the semis in 2016, is an ultra-tough opponent for the Aussie running machine first up.

Can the Demon continue his scintillating form and set up a deep Australian Open run? Or will the Canadian play party pooper in front of a packed Rod Laver Arena crowd?

Match information

Venue: Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Start: 7pm (AEDT, approx.)
Broadcast: Channel 9
Live stream: 9Now, Stan Sport
Betting: De Minaur $1.09, Raonic $7.00 – odds via PlayUp

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