Milos Raonic earned a spot in his second career grand slam semi-final, making Canadian tennis history along the way.
Raonic, a native of Thornhill, Ont., became the first Canadian men’s singles player to reach the semis of the Australian Open.
With his quarter-finals win over 25th-ranked Gael Monfils (6–3, 3–6, 6–3, 6–4), he stretches his current win steak to nine, matching his career best.
“I felt good, especially I took care of the things I needed to take care of,” Raonic said in a press conference afterwards.
“I was dictating most of the time. I was hitting my shots well.”
Raonic is set to face Scotland’s, Andy Murray, in his semi-finals match. The two have played to an even 3-3 record in their six career matches.
Raonic says he is in a better place now than he was two years ago, when he made his first grand slam semi-finals appearance.
“It’s a great opportunity for me. I had a little bit of a disappointing semi-final, two years ago now and i sorta just want to change that story around,” Raonic said.
Raonic made waves back home after his third-round match, which he dedicated his victory to the victims of the shooting at La Loche Community School.