Canadian Milos Raonic advances to semifinals at BNP Paribas Open


    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — Canada’s Milos Raonic is heading to the semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open.

    The No. 13 seed from Thornhill, Ont., beat lucky loser Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-3, 6-4 in a quarterfinal on Thursday.

    Raonic will face the winner of a match between No. 18 seed Gael Monfils of France and No. 7 seed Dominic Thiem of Austria in a semifinal.

    The hard-serving Canadian saved all three break points against him on Thursday and converted on two of his three break-point opportunities.

    Raonic had 35 winners, 21 more than the 130th-ranked Kecmanovic.

    Raonic has had success at this tournament, having made at least the quarterfinals in his last five appearances.

    Bianca Andreescu of Mississauga, Ont., advanced to the women’s semis on Wednesday. She’ll face No. 6 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Friday.


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