Raonic An Easy Winner Over Pouille

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Milos Raonic is off to the second round of the Rogers Cup.

The hard-serving Canadian defeated Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 in first-round action Monday on the centre court of Montreal's IGA Stadium.

Raonic, who has struggled with various injuries this season, dispatched his opponent in one hour, 12 minutes.

Ranked 20th on the ATP Tour, Raonic broke Pouille in the third game of the first set and held serve from there, thanks in large part to 10 aces.

Montreal's Felix Auger-Aliassime and Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil will meet to determine who Raonic will face.

Canadian Denis Shapovalov will take on Dominic Thiem of Austria in his next match at the Rogers Cup.

Shapovalov has moved on by beating Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France 6-3, 7-5.