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Raonic uspets Murray at Barcelona

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Madrid: Big serving teen sensation Milos Raonic halted Brit Andy Murray’s progress to the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open as the Canadian dispatched Murray 6-4, 7-6 on Friday.

Raonic will now meet David Ferrer in the semis, who had a tough match against Feliciano Lopez saving three match points before clinching the riveting tie 6-7 7-6 6-3.

After the win Raonic said, "Clay`s not (Murray`s) best surface, but he consistently does well on it," Raonic said on the ATP website (

Late in the night, fan favourite and title holder Rafael Nadal also crusied to the semis defeating Janko Tipsarevic 6-2 6-2 to meet good friend Fernando Verdesco in the semis,

"Tomorrow I am in the semi-finals and I`ll have to play at my best to have a chance so let`s see what happens," said Nadal after his win.

Verdesco on the other hand got a bye in his quarterfinal match as Kei Nishikori of Japan was forced to retire with an abdominal injury when trailing 4-2 in the first set.

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