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Australian Open Quarterfinals: Raonic vs Pouille: Live Score, Match Highlights & Updates

Pouille beats Raonic 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4 to enter SFs
Updated: 23 January 2019 13:20 IST - Published: 22 January 2019 23:54 IST
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Pouille breaks Raonic at the end of the set to complete the 7-6(4), 6-3, 6-7(2), 6-4 win.

This is his first Grand Slam semi-final.
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Pouille held to love.

He is 4-3
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Pouille had yet more chances to break the Raonic serve and his spirit.

He couldn't do that 


It's 3-3
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Breezy service game for Pouille.

He leads 2-1
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Pouille had a break point on the Raonic serve in the fourth set.

But didn't have success.

It's 1-1 in 4th set
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Raonic's Australian Open hopes are still alive!!
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After dropping a couple of points, Raonic gets the third set 7-6(2).
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Raonic absolutely bulldozed through the tiebreak, building a 6-0 lead
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And it is a tiebreak!!!!
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Raonic HOLDS to go up to 6-5.


Can Lucas force a tiebreak?
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It's 5-5 and Raonic about to serve once more.

Will there be a tiebreak?
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Raonic survives!

Saving 2 break points, Raonic HOLDS and leads 5-4.


Will it inspire him to get a break?
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And Raonic saves it with his gigantic serve.
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Pouille's passes have been terrific this whole match!

Another backhand pass gifts the Frenchman a break point.
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Pouille responds in style by holding his serve!


The pressure is back on Raonic now.

He will serve at 4-4
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And Raonic HOLDS!

That was massive!

Raonic 4-3
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Raonic saves a couple of break points with his aces!

Has hit 15 aces so far!
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What a backhand down the line by Lucas!

Pouille up 30-0 in the Raonic serve!
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After another clean service game, Pouille will put pressure back on the Raonic serve.

3-3 in the third set
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What a cracker of a return from Pouille on the full stretch!

But he still can't break Raonic!

Raonic up 3-2
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No breakthrough in serve so far!


It's 2-2
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It's 1-1 in the third set.
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Pouille is two sets to love up now.

This is danger time for Raonic.
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That early break of serve was enough for Pouille to take the second set 6-3
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Raonic has a hold of serve. But it isn't looking too good for him at the moment


Pouille 4-2, being aggressive and staying calm.
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Pouille has a commanding hold of serve!

Up 4-1
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Raonic in all sorts of trouble!
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What a pass and a lob by Pouille!

He earns a BREAK!!!!


Pouille up 3-1
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It's on serve in the early stages of the second set.

Pouille leads 2-1
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More unforced errors from Raonic absolutely did him in.

A calm and way more settled Pouille gets the job done.

Pouille takes the first set 7-6(4).
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2-2 in the tiebreak
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But Raonic's unforced errors are not helping him.

Had chances to make in-roads into the Pouille serve and made it 30-30.

But Lucas still managed to hold and force a tiebreak.
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Raonic wriggled out of a deuce to hold his serve and go up to 6-5
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And Pouille does the job beautifully!

It's 5-5
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Some twist to this first set!

Pouille gets a vital break back. His persistence has finally paid off.

Lucas breaks Milos to 15.

Will serve to get it back on level terms at 5-5
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But Raonic rifles his backhand down-the-line to hold his serve.

Raonic 5-2
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Pouille used his footspeed to force a 30-30 on the Raonic serve.
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Pouille pushed aside that setback and raced through his service game, holding it to love.

He holds to 2-4
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Raonic saved a break point to hold his serve.

Massive opportunity lost for the Frenchman.

Raonic 4-1
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Raonic is facing some stiff resistance from Pouille on his serve.

Deuce 
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It's 3-1 at the moment for the Canadian.

Smooth sailing so far!
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Raonic has got an early break to go up to 2-0