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Milos Raonic - Rogério Dutra Silva
French Open men - 31 May 2017

French Open – Follow the Tennis match between Milos Raonic and Rogério Dutra Silva live with Eurosport. The match starts at 10:00 on 31 May 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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GAME, SET AND MATCH! - RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-4 SILVA. Raonic thunders down four aces in a row to clock up 25 in total and serve out the match with a flourish. The Canadian had a scare early on but relied heavily on that trusty serve to see off the plucky Brazilian.

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BREAK! - RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 5-4 SILVA. Lucky No. 7 for Raonic. The Canadian blow triple BP and another three from deuce before finally shrugging off some visible frustration to get that break he wanted so badly. A double fault and an error into the net cost Silva as he eventually crumbled under the sustained pressure. Raonic will serve for the match next.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 4-4 SILVA. What would Milos do without that big serve. It gets him through another effective hold to 30 as we enter the business end of this set.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 3-4 SILVA. A super forehand on the run turns a point played out on the backfoot into a killer blow for Silva as he sees off Raonic's attempt to turn the screw with a hold to 30.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 3-3 SILVA. Raonic romps through another hold to 15. He's made over 70 per cent of his first serves and it's doing a lot of hard work for him.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 2-3 SILVA. Still with serve in a tight fourth set as we edge beyond the two hour mark.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 1-1 SILVA. No such problems for Raonic who thunders down his 19th ace on his way to a simple hold.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 0-1 SILVA. A vital hold for Silva. It looked ominous for the Brazilian when Raonic won a 25-shot rally to move 15-30 ahead, but the underdog rallied to get on the board.

 

SET! - RAONIC 4-6 6-2 6-3 SILVA. Raonic has to stave off BP but drags himself over the line. The serve plays its part as he moves up to 17 aces. Silva is still in it, but you'd have to fancy the No.5 seed from here.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 5-3 SILVA. RDS poses the serve out question, but Raonic won't mind that.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 5-2 SILVA. Raonic consolidates and looks good to take a 2-1 lead. Silva serving to stay in the set next.

 

BREAK! - RAONIC 4-6 6-2 4-2 SILVA. Agony for the Brazilian. He fends off a succession of BPs but just can't shake off Milos the missile. That may well be the crucial moment in the match. Advantage Raonic from here...

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 3-2 SILVA. Still with serve. Silva's sticking to that gameplan and it's helped him through that mini collapse. It's tight out there right now.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 2-2 SILVA. The Brazilian holds firm to 30 after a couple of shaky points early on.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 2-1 SILVA. Milos digs out the big serves as he fends off double BP to edge in front from deuce courtesy of a 12th ace of the match.

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RAONIC 4-6 6-2 1-1 SILVA. RDS responds with a love hold. That'll reinvigorate his own belief after he fell apart late in that second set.

 

RAONIC 4-6 6-2 1-0 SILVA. Raonic looking more like himself now as the big serves flow to secure the scoreboard advantage at the start of the third set.

 

SET! - RAONIC 4-6 6-2 SILVA. It's another break and Raonic has found his feet! The big Canadian levels by reeling off four games in a row. Normal service resumed or does Silva have something else up his sleeve?

 

RAONIC 4-6 5-2 SILVA. Big moments for Milos. He needed to find some solutions and comes good to take a stranglehold of this set. He fires down a second serve ace to consolidate to 30 after making an important breakthrough in game six.

 

RAONIC 4-6 3-2 SILVA. Milos made to dig deep from deuce for the hold. This is proving a really tough test for the Canadian.

 

RAONIC 4-6 2-2 SILVA. RDS responds with a simple hold to 15. Still with serve in this set. The Brazilian underdog relishing this so far.

 

RAONIC 4-6 2-1 SILVA. A love hold for Milos. When the serve catches fire he can be unplayable, but he's had some troubles so far today. Credit to Silva, he's exploited it.

 

RAONIC 4-6 1-1 SILVA. Rogerio looking the more comfortable of the two players as he levels up with a smart service game in the early exchanges of set 2.

 

SET! - RAONIC 4-6 SILVA. Shock on? No nerves from Silva as he produces some lovely shots to serve out the opener against a player ranked 73 places above him.

 

RAONIC 4-5 SILVA. Raonic poses the serve out question to the Brazilian.

 

RAONIC 3-5 SILVA. The world No.79 does indeed consolidate with an impressive service game to 15. Pressure on the fifth seed here.

 

BREAK! - RAONIC 3-4 SILVA. It's another break for Silva. This has been a thoroughly entertaining first set, with both players applying pressure on their opponent's serve. Now, can the Brazilian consolidate on this occasion and close in on taking this intriguing opener?

 

RAONIC 3-3 SILVA. Huge fortune for Rogerio. He faces BP from deuce and sees his crosscourt forehand smash into the net - but bobble over. He gratefully accepts and makes the most of the reprieve and goes on to level.

 

RAONIC 3-2 SILVA. The aces begin to land as Raonic moves in front with a much-improved service game.

 

BREAK! - RAONIC 2-2 SILVA. The Canadian hits straight back. A rasping backhand winner down the line sees Milos edge in front from deuce, with Silva firing a similar shot wide in the following rally. All square.

 

BREAK! - RAONIC 1-2 SILVA. An early malfunction on the Raonic serve allows the world No.79 to snare a break. There's buzz amongst the crowd. No-one was expecting that.

 

RAONIC 1-1 SILVA. The Brazilian corks a splendid winner that clips the line on his way to a nerve-settling hold to 30.

 

RAONIC 1-0 SILVA. Milos with a hold to 15 to get up and running with the minimum of fuss.