Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic admitted he "ran out of gas" during his Wimbledon round-of-16 clash against world No. 26 Guido Pella. Pella, seeded at No. 26, came from two sets down to stun 2016 Wimbledon runner-up Raonic 3-6 4-6 6-3 7-6 (3) 8-6.
Raonic was having a promising campaign at The Championships as he won his first three matches in straight sets before a shock Pella defeat. "It's frustrating. It's twice this year," Raonic told TSN post-match, per Mark Masters.
"I ran out of gas in Australia and ran out of gas here. That happened to me a few times early in my career, I thought it was unacceptable and I think of it the exact same way now." The big-serving Canadian broke Pella once in each of the first two sets to take a two-set lead.
Raonic lost the third set before blowing a chance to serve out for the match in the ninth game of the fourth set. The Argentine then stole the fourth set to force a decider -- where he converted his fourth match point to complete a comeback and reach his maiden Grand Slam quarterfinal -- where he will be playing against Roberto Bautista Agut.