Zverev beats Raonic to reach Italian Open semi-finals
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.
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)