Milos Raonic advanced to his third Masters 1000 semifinal of the season on Friday at BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, France.
The 25-year-old Canadian was impressive on serve en route to a 6-2, 7-6(4) win over French favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Raonic lost just 16 of his points on serve in the match. The victory was his 50th of the season.
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Now, Raonic is the only player standing between Andy Murray and the world no. 1 ranking. The two will meet in Saturday’s semifinals with the top spot on the line for the Brit.
Raonic and Murray have already played five times this year and Murray has won all five and eight of their eleven career meetings.
In doubles, Vasek Pospisil (with Marcelo Melo) and Daniel Nestor (with Rohan Bopanna) also reached the semifinals after both coming through third set super tiebreaks on Friday.