TENNIS: Murray defeats Raonic,set to face Rafael Nadal in Monte carlo semi-final

Andy Murray has advanced to the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters after defeating Canadian Milos Raonic.In what will be his first semi-final since the Australian Open and he will meet former French Open champion Rafael Nadal.

Andy Murray
Andy Murray

“It’s the most challenging surface for me every year,” said Murray,It normally takes me a few weeks to remember what I need to do, how to move, the way to build up the points and making sure you don’t rush”.The two most important shots in tennis I did really well,” added Murray.I was getting a good read on the serve and, when he missed the first serve, I was being very offensive on the second serve return and putting him under pressure.The serve and the return for me were the best they’ve been for a while and I’m glad, because they weren’t so strong the last couple of matches”.

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In the other half of the draw, Roger Federer plays Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Gael Monfils faces Marcel Granollers.Novak Djokovic crashed out of the Monte Carlo Masters earlier after suffering a shock defeat by world No. 55 Jiri Vesely.The world No. 1 failed to cope in his opening match of the clay-court tournament against a man who had never beaten a top-10 player.The Serb star lost 6-4 2-6 6-4 to the Czech, his first defeat to a player outside of the top 50.

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