Argentina's Guido Pella couldn't hide his emotions after a big and shocking Wimbledon comeback win over 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic as the Argentine "felt important" for the first time in his career. No. 15 seed Raonic, who entered the match as the big favorite, appeared to be heading toward a fourth consecutive straight-set win but ended up losing the match 3-6 4-6 6-3 7-6 (3) 8-6.
World No. 26 Pella has been through to his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal as he will be fighting against experienced Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut for a place in the semifinal. "I think it’s the first time in my career that I feel important," Pella said post-match, per Miguel Seabra.
One break of serve in each of the first two sets was enough for the big- serving Canadian to take a two-set lead. However, Pella refused to give up as he won the third set before he broke back Raonic while he was serving for the match in the fourth set to force a tie-break -- which he won to force a decider.
Raonic saved a match point in the 10th game and two more in the 12th game but couldn't save the fourth in the 14th game as Pella completed an upset.