Result: Milos Raonic records five-set win

Result: Raonic records five-set win
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Milos Raonic overcomes the challenge of Santiago Giraldo in three hours and 25 minutes at the US Open.

Milos Raonic booked his place in round two of the US Open this evening with a five-set win over Santiago Giraldo.

The current world number 15 started the encounter brightly as he claimed one break of Giraldo's serve to take the opening set 6-3.

However, Colombia's Giraldo responded positively, particularly while serving, and went on to overturn Raonic's lead with a quickfire 6-4 6-3 double.

Giraldo looked to be heading for the second round when he went a break up early in the fourth set. His Canadian opponent refused to give up his place in the draw though, and he eventually overturned the deficit to win 6-4, forcing a decider in the process.

Many of the games in the fifth set went to deuce point, but it was Raonic who held his nerve to record a 6-4 victory.

He will now take on Paul-Henri Mathieu for a place in round three.

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