Canadian Milos Raonic lost a possibility to play a second Grand Slam semifinal after losing 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-2 to Novak Djokovic on Wednesday during a Australian Open.
The eighth seed, from Thornhill, Ont., was beaten by a tip seed and universe No. 1 for a fifth time in their career series. Djokovic beat a 24-year-old Raonic three times in 2014, including in a French Open quarter-final.
Raonic, a 2014 Wimbledon semifinalist, finished with a medium 14 aces in a compare that lasted dual hours.
Raonic, who never warranted a mangle indicate while losing his possess offer 3 times, available 31 winners to go with 36 spontaneous errors.
“I wish we would have served improved in certain moments, though we didn’t remove since of my serve,” pronounced Raonic. “He only didn’t concede me to classify my game.”
Raonic pronounced that by a finish of a match, Djokovic was doing a good pursuit of personification low and never permitting him to pierce forward.
“He was flattering many on a baseline a whole time and we was serve back. we only could not get my organization, figure out my patterns and play on my terms.”
Raonic, who is now 0-5 opposite universe No. 1 opponents, leaves Melbourne with a record of 14-5, creation this his many successful vital by a numbers.
The span took 55 mins to play their opening set on a Rod Laver Arena as a opener went into a tiebreaker. Djokovic sent over his fifth ace for a 5-3 lead and eventually converted on a third set point.
The tip seed fast consolidated, violation to start a second set, a domain that hold adult as a Serb swept a second set for a plain two-set lead.
It was a same story in a third set for Raonic, whose large diversion was neutralized by a liquid Djokovic attack. The Serb pennyless twice for a lead after Raonic saved a mangle indicate with his 14th ace.
Djokovic sealed out feat on his second compare indicate after a double-faults on a first. The win was his tenth but a detriment opposite Canadian opponents.
Serena wins, Venus out
Djokovic will face fortifying champion Stan Wawrinka in a semifinals. The fourth-seeded Swiss dispatched No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (8) in their quarter-final match.
The other almost pits No. 6 Andy Murray of Great Britain opposite No. 7 Tomas Berdych of a Czech Republic.
On a women’s side, tip seed Serena Williams modernized to a semis with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Dominika Cibulkova. She will face unseeded associate American Madison Keys, who degraded Serena’s sister Venus Williams 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.
No. 2 Maria Sharapova meets No. 10 Ekaterina Makarova in a other semi.