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Djokovic remains perfect, Raonic reaches last four

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-11-18 10:20

LONDON - Fourth seed Milos Raonic reached the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals in second place from Group Ivan Lendl on Thursday while second seed Novak Djokovic crushed David Goffin to win all three matches at London's O2 Arena.

Djokovic remains perfect, Raonic reaches last four

Serbia's Novak Djokovic beats David Goffin from Belgium in straight sets played at O2 Arena London on 17th November 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

Raonic beat first-time qualifier Dominic Thiem of Austria 7-6 (5), 6-3 to improve to a 2-1 record in round-robin play.
"I did a lot of things quite well today," said Raonic. "There's a lot definitely to be proud of, playing under that kind of pressure, because I really wanted to get out of the group stages and I wanted to give myself a chance in the semifinals."

The Canadian could potentially finish 2016 at No. 3 in the ATP Rankings.

"It's very big for me," said the Wimbledon finalist. "I had a very big goal of wanting to win my first Slam this year. I came up short on that."

Earlier, Djokovic won the group and qualified for the semifinals with a perfect 3-0 record.
The Serbian dominated the Belgian Goffin 6-1, 6-2 in 70 minutes to clinch his fifth consecutive semifinal appearance in London.

The four-time defending champion now awaits the second-place finisher in Group John McEnroe, which could be Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka or Kei Nishikori.

Wawrinka takes on Murray on Friday afternoon and Nishikori meets Marin Cilic during Friday's evening session.


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