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VIDEO: Raonic comes up short against Djokovic in London

Nov 15, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

Novak Djokovic improved his record against Milos Raonic to a perfect 8-0 on Tuesday at the ATP World Tour Finals in London, England.

The Serbian defeated the Canadian 7-6(6), 7-6(5) to earn a spot in the semifinals of the season finale at the O2 Arena. Raonic had break point chances in the opening set and led 3-1 in the tiebreak, but Djokovic managed to come up with the goods when he needed it most despite strong set on serve from his opponent.

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Both players broke serve twice in set two and Djokovic led 7-6(6), 4-2 only to see Raonic hold a set point leading 6-5 which he failed to convert after his forehand down the line went into the net. The Canadian took the lead again in the second set tiebreak, but Djokovic battled his way to a straight sets win.

Raonic is now 1-1 in round robin play. He will attempt to join Djokovic in the semifinals on Thursday when goes up against Austria’s Dominic Thiem. Raonic has won their only previous meeting earlier this season in Cincinnati.