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VIDEO: Raonic topples Thiem to reach semis in London

Nov 17, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
written by: Tennis Canada

For the first time in his career, Milos Raonic is through to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London following a 7-6(5), 6-3 win over Austria’s Dominic Thiem on Thursday night at the O2.

Neither player faced a break point in in the opening set and Raonic ultimately won the tiebreak 7-5 after trailing 2-4. The 25-year-old Canadian carried his momentum into set two, breaking Thiem for the first time in the match in the first game and he never looked backed en route to a straights victory.

Raonic finishes the round robin portion of the tournament with a 2-1 record which means that he finishes second in the Ivan Lendl group behind Novak Djokovic and will face the winner of the John McEnroe group in Saturday’s semifinals.

Raonic has now won both of his meetings against Thiem without dropping a set and made more Canadian tennis history in the process.