Wimbledon: Milos Raonic Sets up Semifinal Clash With Roger Federer

Updated: 03 July 2014 08:52 IST

Milos Raonic defeated wild-card entry Nick Kyrgios of Australia, to become the first Canadian man in more than 100 years to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.

Wimbledon: Milos Raonic Sets up Semifinal Clash With Roger Federer
Raonic will play Federer in the semifinal. © AFP

London:

Milos Raonic defeated wild-card entry Nick Kyrgios of Australia 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Wednesday to become the first Canadian man in more than 100 years to reach the Wimbledon semifinals.

Raonic finished the contest with his 39th ace on his fourth match point, earning a semifinal matchup against seven-time champion Roger Federer.

The 144th-ranked Kyrgios, who upset Rafael Nadal in the fourth round on Tuesday, was attempting to become the first wild card to make the semifinals at a Grand Slam since Goran Ivanisevic at Wimbledon in 2001.

The last Canadian man to reach the Wimbledon semis was Robert Powell in 1908.

Topics : Milos Raonic Wimbledon 2014 Tennis
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