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Murray elimites Ferrer, to face Raonic

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Melbourne, Jan 27: Scottish tennis star Andy Murray marched to the semi-fils of the Australian Open tennis after dismissing Spain’s David Ferrer 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6 -2, 6-3 here on Wednesday.

The match lasted three hours and 19 minutes, reports Efe.

The game was suspended at the beginning of the third set because of the strong rain, and was then resumed after covering the roof of the Rod Laver Are. This is Murray’s sixth appearance in the semi-fils of the Grand Slam. He is yet to win the trophy, despite reaching the fil four times.

Murray is now set to play against Milos Raonic of Cada. Raonic became the first Cadian tennis player to reach the Australian Open semi-fils, defeating Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 here on Wednesday.

Raonic benefited from tentative play by Monfils in the fourth game to break for a 3-1 lead. Raonic wrapped up the first set in 35 minutes.

Monfils raised his level in the second set, though, and was rewarded with a service break in the sixth game. The Frenchman then saved a break point in the ninth game before holding on to level the match.

Raonic struck immediately in the third set and his early break proved decisive as he went on to reclaim the lead in the contest. A break in the fifth game of the fourth set put the Cadian well on his way to claiming victory in two hours and 17 minutes having hit 46 winners to 35 unforced errors.

Raonic has a 3-3 head-to-head record against Murray, beating the two-time Grand Slam champion most recently in Indian Wells two years ago.

The 25-year-old Raonic is bidding to reach his first Grand Slam fil. (IANS)

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