Before the match Xavier Malisse had complained of wrist pains. However, there was little evidence of any wrist-trouble during his first service. Two aces gave the Belgians in the stands of Court 1 hope that their man might just pull off a surprise win.
However, these hopes were soon dashed as Milos Raonic found his feet and soon had Malisse running himself ragged. The first set ended 6-2 in Raonic’s favour.
This seemed to dampened Malisse’s spirits and Raonic took the second set 6-1.
Malisse came back fighting in the third set that he won 4-6. This gave the Belgian fresh hope and Malisse started the fourth set strongly. However, Raonic’s superiority shone through and he took the final set 6-4.