Canada's Milos Raonic celebrates after victory in his men's singles match against Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on day eight of the 2016 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 25, 2016. AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST
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Milos Raonic struck a blow for the next generation of men's tennis by flooring former champion Stan Wawrinka Monday before China's Zhang Shuai became the first qualifier to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals in more than 20 years.There was no questioning the commitment of Raonic and Wawrinka as the pair slugged out a three-hour 44-minute thriller in the day session on Rod Laver Arena.Long seen as a threat to the Novak Djokovic-led establishment, 25-year-old Raonic showed ice in his veins to fend off the 2014 champion 6-4 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3 after the 30-year-old Swiss roared back from two sets down.Unveiling an aggressive serve-volley game, Raonic fired 82 winners past the fourth seed to set up a second successive quarterfinal at Melbourne Park.The former world No. 1 has dropped only 11 games so far.Eighth-seeded veteran Ferrer booked his sixth quarterfinal at Melbourne Park, thrashing American John Isner 6-4 6-4 7-5 .
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