Milos Raonic defeated Viktor Troicki of Serbia 6-3, 6-4 in a second-round match at the Rogers Cup on Tuesday.
Americans Mardy Fish and Sam Querrey also advanced to the third round. Fish beat Matthew Ebden of Australia 6-2, 6-0 and Querrey ousted Jurgen Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-2.
Raonic said he felt no unusual pressure playing before his hometown crowd.
''Obviously it's a little bit different when you got on the court, but before the match I really didn't change anything the way I would normally,'' he said.
Raonic won the first set after breaking Troicki's serve in the eighth game and then held his own serve.
The 21-year-old broke Troicki's serve in the third game of the second set and then held his serve, finishing it off with an ace, to go ahead 3-1 in the set.
Raonic overcame a couple of double-faults in the sixth game of the second set to go ahead 4-2, again finishing it with an ace, his fourth of the 1-hour, 8-minute match.
Near the end, Raonic said he might have tried t...