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Australian Open QF:Milos Raonic vs Gael Monfils

Updated: 27 January 2016 16:47 IST - Published: 27 January 2016 14:15 IST
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And it's all over! Milos Raonic has made the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time in his career, beating Gael Monfils 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4
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Raonic to serve for the match!
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Some brilliant forehand winners for both players, with breaks in each set.
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Monfils trails Raonic now, 3 games to 5. He's now serving to stay in the match and make the semi-finals of the Australian Open for the first time in his career.
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Neck and neck - could this set be the decider, or will Monfils take it to 5?
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Set point - and a drop shot from Raonic seals the third set 6-3 in his favour.
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At 5-3, it's the Canadian who'll serve out for the set.
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Raonic has now taken control right back! The pair are at deuce in the 6th game, with Raonic leading 4 games to 1.
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But the Canadian is not backing down! He is up a break and leads Monfils 3-0 in the third set.
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And Monfils is right back in! He wins the second set 6-3.
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Monfils can't captialise to break again.. he's still leading 5-3 though, and is serving for the set.
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5-2 to Gael Monfils! From a convincing first set win, Raonic is now serving to stay in the second set.
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Phenomenal from the Frnechman! He's adopted Raonic's own big serves, which are faltering for the Canadian, and is up a break in the second set. He leads it 4-2.
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This might not be so straightforward after all! Monfils now looks set to break Raonic to take the lead.
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Both held to go 2-2 in the second set, but Monfils plays a strong game to lead 3-2.
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Raonic has played some seriously impressive tennis so far.. with his big serves and strong game, he looks set to put up a fight.
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And after a bit of a struggle, it's finally set Raonic! He's up a set - 6-3.
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And now it's a THIRD set point for Milos Raonic.. and he misses! The pair are now at deuce.
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It's set point for Milos Raonic - will he take an early jump over Monfils?
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Raonic leads 5-3, and will now serve for the set.
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Each player held serve to go 2-1 - but now Raonic has taken charge to take a 4-1 lead after holding and breaking.
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The contest between the pair is evenly matched, with the two having played a total of 8 times in the past.
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Earlier in the year, Raonic also took a title victory at the Brisbane International, beating Roger Federer in straight sets.