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Milos Raonic makes Canadian tennis history

With win over Monfils, Raonic is first Canadian male to reach semi-finals of Australian Open

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.

Milos Raonic
By the Numbers

14
Current world ranking

4
Highest world ranking

211
Career wins

9
Current win streak

4,538
Career aces

2
Grand slam semi-finals

3-3
Record vs. Andy Murray

“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.