Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic has progressed to the second round of the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships. No. 3 seed Raonic handed a 6-3 6-4 loss to world No. 55 Viktor Troicki on Tuesday in Tokyo. Raonic made a winning comeback to the Tour. The Canadian's previous result was a second-round loss suffered at the Montreal Masters early in August.

Raonic saved Troicki's break point in the fifth game to open up a 3-2 lead. Raonic then converted his first break point of the match in the following game. The No. 3 seed routinely held on to his serve to win the first set.

Troicki bounced back just briefly at the beginning of the second. Raonic, who was down 1-0, won the next three games to open up a 3-1 lead. No more breaks of serve were seen -- but Raonic didn't need more breaks as he stuck to his serve to clinch the win.

Big-serving Raonic fired 16 aces and won 76 percent of his first serve points during the match. Raonic converted each two of his break point chances and saved Troicki's only break point opportunity of the contest. The match came to an end after an hour and 11 minutes of play.

Raonic has continued his success against Troicki. Raonic now has a 6-1 head-to-head record against Troicki. World No. 55 Troicki's only win over the Canadian came at the China Open in Beijing two years ago in 2015.

Raonic plays Sugita next

Raonic is now set to meet Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the Tokyo second round. World No. 40 Sugita made a progress after a Benoit Paire retirement. Sugita won the first set 6-4 when the Frenchman decided to quit the match.

Both players were tied at 2-2 in the first set after trading one break of serve. Sugita broke Paire once again in the seventh game for a 4-3 lead.

The Japanese then held on to his serve to clinch the opener.

Raonic has a 2-0 head-to-head record against Sugita. The Japanese did once beat Raonic, but the win came at the Challenger event in Granby in 2009. The two are set to meet for the second time in their respective careers in Tokyo. Back in 2012, Raonic saw off Sugita in straight sets in Tokyo.

It remains to be seen can Sugita pull off an upset and defeat Raonic for the first time at the ATP level.

Gasquet wins as well

World No. 30 Richard Gasquet has also booked a ticket for the Tokyo round two. The Frenchman handed a 6-4 7-6 (7-2) loss to No. 6 seed Sam Querrey. Gasquet now has three wins and one loss against the American.

Gasquet saved a game point in the third game before he broke Querrey for a 2-1 lead. Querrey had two break points to make it 4-4 -- but didn't convert. Gasquet served out for the set in the 10th game.

As no breaks of serve were seen, the second set went into a tie-break. Gasquet got off to early 3-0 tie-break lead and never looked back to seal the win. Gasquet converted his second match point in Querrey's serve in the ninth point.

Gasquet won 84 percent of his first serve points during the match. Gasquet broke Querrey once and saved 5-of-5 of the American's break point chances. The match came to an end an hour and 29 minutes of action.