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Zverev beats Raonic to reach Italian Open semi-finals

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Published: 04:36 GMT, May 20, 2017 |
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Alexander Zverev of Germany beat Milos Raonic of Canada 7-6(4) 6-1 to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open in Rome on Friday (May 19).

The 20-year-old German, seeded 16, twice broke the Canadian fifth seed’s serve in the opening set only for Raonic to break straight back sending the set into a tiebreak which Zverev took 7-4 with his first set point.

Zverev dominated the second set, breaking the Raonic serve twice to take the last five games and win the match in 91 minutes, setting up a semi-final against John Isner of the United States.

Results:

16-Alexander Zverev (Germany) beat 5-Milos Raonic (Canada) 7-6(4) 6-1

John Isner (U.S.) beat 6-Marin Cilic (Croatia) 7-6(3) 2-6 7-6(2)