LONDON -- Milos Raonic didn't mince words when describing his latest early exit from the All England club.
Raonic was eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon on Thursday as he dropped a 7-5, 6-4, 7-6 (4) decision to Igor Sijsling of the Netherlands.
The loss left Montreal's Eugenie Bouchard as the last remaining Canadian player in singles competition. She beat Ana Ivanovic on Wednesday to advance to the third round.
Sijsling needed just over two hours to complete the straight-sets victory over Raonic.
"At one stage I lost 12 points in a row -- pathetic," Raonic said. "When I did have chances he played well and I couldn't do what I wanted to do.
"Wimbledon's still my favourite tournament. It's me that's the problem, not the court."
Raonic had opportunities to break Sijsling in the second set and get back into the match, but the hard-serving Dutch native had an answer every time.
"At the end of the second set I had those three break point and he hit huge serves to save them, I didn't do enough with second serve and he put a lot of pressure on me, he said.
"He played much better than I expected. I was trying to force myself in the second set. He found the answers when I did get something going."
Raonic, the No. 17 seed from Thornhill, Ont., has now lost in the second round here in all three career appearances at the Grand Slam event. After winning just a single match over the short grass-court season, Raonic will look ahead to the summer hardcourt campaign most suited to his big-hitting game.
He said he's looking forward to a short break before getting in his first long-term training with new coach Ivan Ljubicic.
"It will be three weeks of hard work, I'm looking forward to it, he said. "I know I can gain confidence from working on my game. I want to get things right."
Earlier in the day, Ottawa's Jesse Levine dropped a 6-2, 7-6 (7), 6-3 decision to eighth-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina.
Del Potro, the 2009 U.S. Open champion, overcame a three-point deficit in the second-set tiebreaker before taking the third set in 31 minutes.
"In the first set I was grasping at everything, it took me a set to settle in," said Levine. "In the second I started to play well, I served for the set and saved a couple of set points.
"But guys in the top 10 can come up with the big shots at the right moment and that's what he did. I'm happy with how I played and the showing I had."
The loss prevented Levine from equalling his best career Grand Slam result. He reached the third round at the All England Club in 2009.
Levine, the world No. 112, said he had a private moment before playing on Centre Court at the All England Club for the first time.
"I had a locker-room attendant take me out before the match just so I could see what it was like," he said. "It was the first time I had set foot on it and I didn't want to be a deer in the headlights during the match.
"It was different when it was full of people and I was in a pressure situation, but overall it was amazing. I'd watched Wimbledon at home and now it was me playing out there."
Del Potro, who didn't play the French Open because of a respiratory illness, is the only man left in the Wimbledon draw other than Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray with a Grand Slam tournament title to his name. He also won the Olympic bronze medal at the All England Club last summer.
In women's doubles, Bouchard and Croatia's Petra Martic defeated Laura Arruabarrena and Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-2 6-3.
Levine and Vasek Pospisil of Vancouver were to play Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic and Rajeev Ram of the U.S in men's doubles, but the match was postponed due to rain.
Bouchard's next singles match is scheduled for Friday against Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro.
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