Canada’s Milos Raonic reacts after winning his match against Spain’s Rafael Nadal in Brisbane Friday. – ReutersBRISBANE – Defending champion Milos Raonic beat former world No. 1 Rafa Nadal in three sets Friday to reach the Brisbane International semifinals.
The big-serving Canadian blasted 50 winners, including 23 aces, to overcome the Spaniard 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and set up a last-four clash with seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov.
Raonic booked a semifinal against Dimitrov who beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.
World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka survived aggressive hitting from Briton Kyle Edmund before winning 6-7(2), 6-4, 6-4 in another quarterfinal.
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