Raonic beats Federer in 5 sets to reach 1st Grand Slam final

ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 08, 2016 11:59 PM
Raonic beats Federer in 5 sets to reach 1st Grand Slam final
Milos Raonic of Canada celebrates a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland during their men's semifinal singles match on day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)


LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer's bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title was cut short in the semifinals Friday by Milos Raonic, a big-serving Canadian who came from two sets to one down to win in five and reach his first Grand Slam final.

Raonic beat the seven-time champion 6-3, 6-7 (3), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 on Centre Court, handing the Swiss great his first loss ever in the Wimbledon semifinals after 10 straight wins.

The 25-year-old Raonic became the first Canadian man in history to advance to the final of a Grand Slam tournament. The only other Canadian to get this far was Eugenie Bouchard, the women's runner-up at Wimbledon in 2014.

Raonic avenged a Wimbledon semifinal loss to Federer in straight sets two years ago.

In Sunday's final, he'll face the winner of the semifinal match between 2013 champion Andy Murray and 2010 runner-up Tomas Berdych.

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